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6/5/2020 — HortySpringer Office Update

Allegheny County has entered into the “Green Phase” of the Pennsylvania reopening process, so our Pittsburgh office is now open.  However, in line with the suggestion from the Governor that telework is strongly encouraged, many of our attorneys and staff are still working remotely.  Regardless of where we are on any given day, we are still here for you.  

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New Cases


FMLA Claims by One Physician Against Another Partially Dismissed

The federal court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania found that a physician described as a “high level manager” exercised supervisory authority over his colleague, the plaintiff physician, under the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Equal Pay Act provisions of the FMLA but only allowed the plaintiff’s claims for retaliation under the FMLA but dismissed other claims under the FMLA and claims for intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Malik v. Wyoming Valley Medical Center

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Question of the Week

Our hospital received a couple of million dollars from the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund. We are in the process of being acquired by a larger health system. Will we have to send the money back?

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Grand Rounds 2020

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Seminar Calendar (2020-2021)

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