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The National Consumer Law Center will be holding its Consumer Rights Litigation Conference and Consumer Class Action Symposium on October 22-25, 2009 in Philadelphia at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.


From: Public News Service - PA

If you're part of Pennsylvania's middle class, the current recession may have hit you especially hard, according to a new report from the Keystone Research Center. Labor economist Mark Price says the federal stimulus package has helped pull the economy back from the brink, but some serious challenges remain: 192,000 jobs lost in Pennsylvania since last December, 14 percent of workers unemployed or underemployed, and falling wages for the middle class. News

The PA Health Law Project has released the August 2009 edition of Senior Health News, a free bi-monthly newsletter from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project. The August edition is currently available on


A special final session of "Get Help Now, Pennsylvania" will be offered in Pittsburgh on Sept. 11 - the National Day of Service and Remembrance - to provide free legal and financial help to Pennsylvanians who are struggling as a result of the national economic downturn. News