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July 22, 2019
Community Legal Services (CLS) and Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP) have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of almost 12,000 low-income Pennsylvanians who will lose their only source of income once the General Assistance program ends. The Pennsylvania residents who will lose this vital
July 17, 2019
In light of continued rapid changes in technology, the Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on the effectiveness of the amendments the agency made to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA Rule) in 2013 and whether additional changes are needed.
July 11, 2019
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has announced a series of appointments to its Consumer Advisory Council (CAC), which provides input to the PUC on issues important to utility customers. Members of the CAC will serve through June 30, 2021. New CAC members appointed by the Commission
July 2, 2019
The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. (PLAN) seeks a visionary, strategic and collaborative attorney to serve as its next Executive Director. Founded in 1973, PLAN is a client-centered nonprofit organization established to improve the availability and quality of civil legal aid for low income
July 1, 2019
Tens of thousands of consumers who bought medical discount plans that were deceptively marketed as comprehensive health insurance will be notified that they do not currently have comprehensive health insurance and will be able to enroll in a comprehensive plan during a special enrollment period.
June 28, 2019
The Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) is instituting a new discount policy for continuing legal education programs provided to legal services and public interest attorneys beginning July 1, 2019. Beginning on that date, PBI will offer a 50% discount on live programming for lawyers who work full-time
June 28, 2019
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the May/June edition of the Health Law PA Newsletter . 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: Updates on Community
June 25, 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the FY 2020 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations bill today, providing $550 million for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). This is an increase of $135 million over LSC’s current funding and the largest appropriation proposal

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