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March 4, 2019
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the February 2019 issue of Health Law PA News . You can subscribe to receive the PHLP eNews, which links to the Health Law PA News on the PHLP website at www.phlp.org . This issue includes the following articles: Medicare Part D Copay Problems for
February 27, 2019
The Pennsylvania Bar Association Government Lawyers Committee and the Dauphin County Bar Association Government Lawyers Committee will holding a CLE program entitled Public Service Loan Forgiveness: What to Do, When to Do It and Why at the Dauphin County Bar Association, 213 North Front Street,
February 25, 2019
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 3,483 checks totaling more than $1.95 million to consumers who bought the NutriMost Ultimate Fat Loss System between October 1, 2012 and August 9, 2016, in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Each consumer will receive a refund of $560.54. According to the FTC
February 12, 2019
Thomas G. Saylor, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, has directed a letter to the nearly 70,000 licensed attorneys in Pennsylvania commending their commitment to extend equal access to justice to all of the citizens of Pennsylvania. Justice Saylor stated that it is the volunteer efforts-whether in
February 8, 2019
At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court has temporarily halted and frozen the assets of a debt collection scheme that allegedly bilked consumers out of millions of dollars, using deceptive and threatening tactics to collect phantom debts that they did not owe.
February 5, 2019
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is forming an Emerging Leaders Council to raise public awareness of the current crisis in legal aid and the importance of ensuring access to justice for all Americans. The group will include some of the country’s rising leaders from diverse industries. Each year,
January 31, 2019
The 2019 Application Loan Cycle for the Legal Services Corporation's Herbert S. Garten Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) opens on Friday, February 01, 2019. The deadline for application submissions is Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. Beginning in 2005, the Legal Services
January 18, 2019
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has issued a report on the results of a study regarding home energy burdens for low-income Pennsylvanians and opened a public comment period for interested parties. The Commission voted 5-0 to release the report, “Home Energy Affordability for Low

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