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New Drilling Leases Signed In Pennsylvania As North Carolina Balks At Fracking And Other News

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Although the slowdown in the natural gas rich Marcellus Shale regions of Pennsylvania continue, news of new natural gas lease signings continues.  The Mars Area School District approved a lease of 110 acres of school district property for fracking.  The district will receive lease revenues of $3100 per acre and 18% royalty fees.  Although viewed… Read more »

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Impairment Rating Evaluation (ire) In A Pa. Workers Comp Case

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In Pennsylvania, after a workers compensation claimant receives payment of 104 weeks of temporary total disability benefits (TTD), the employer can request that the claimant undergo an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) to assess claimant’s percentage of impairment. The IRE exam is performed by physician selected by Department of Labor & Industry, Bureau of Workers Compensation…. Read more »

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Pa. Natural Gas Update From Dlp: Cracker Plant Has Life!

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Several years ago Pennsylvania government officials were all smiles announcing the possible construction of a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker plant in Monaca, Beaver County .   Royal Dutch Shell was identified as the developer.  A large track of land was placed under contract subject to many contingencies.  Tax breaks were dolled out in Harrisburg.  All… Read more »

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Social Security- Spousal Benefits

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A person may be eligible to receive benefits as a divorced spouse on a former spouse’s Social Security record if he or she: is at least 62 years old, is unmarried, was married to the former spouse for at least 10 years, and is not entitled to receive a higher amount of Social Security benefits… Read more »

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Marcellus Shale Drilling News From Dlp

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Some mixed news this week from the natural gas fields of Pennsylvania and elsewhere: –Today, Oklahoma officials announced that studies prove that oil and fracking waste injection wells do indeed cause earthquakes.  Not unexpected considering the quakes registered over the past several years in Oklahoma, Ohio and Texas. –Two companies from Thailand and Japan are… Read more »

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Scranton Clarks Summit Archbald Work Injury- Workers Compensation

Posted by & filed under Areas of Practice, DLP Law, Workers Compensation.

Adam injured his left arm while lifting heavy widgets at work with his employer, Scott Manufacturing Company. The employer acknowledged the injury and began paying Adam workers compensation wage loss benefits as Adam was unable to work. Fortunately, Adam received excellent medical care and was released to return to work without restriction by his doctor about… Read more »

Proposed Bill to Protect Ohio Seniors From Abuse

Proposed Bill To Protect Ohio Seniors From Abuse

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With reports that 1 in 10 seniors have been abused or neglected every year according to The National Center for Elderly Abuse, Ohio senators are considering a bill that would improve the tracking and prevention of elder abuse. This bill would include more legal definitions in the term elder abuse and also enlarge the number… Read more »

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The United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) was created by Congress in 1970. OSHA’s goal is to assure safety in the workplace for working men and women by setting, maintaining and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance to employers and their workers. OSHA is administered by… Read more »