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Henry M. Sneath, Chair of Houston Harbaugh’s Intellectual Property Practice and Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice, was lead presenter of “Shhhh”…How to Keep Secrets Secret – The Litigation and Defense of a Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Case” to the Q. Todd Dickinson Intellectual Property American Inn of Court. […]

A recent decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals suggests that drillers have an implied duty and obligation to obtain the highest and best price when selling gas. […]

A Federal jury in the Northern District of WV found that EQT Production Company breached the parties’ oil/gas lease by utilizing the “work back” method to calculate the landowner’s royalty. This case serves as a reminder that the actual language in the lease must be followed and given effect. […]

Under the new regulations, the VA will be implementing, among other changes, a three year lookback period on transfers made of “covered assets”. […]

The Department of Labor issued updated Family & Medical Leave Act forms in 2018. Employment and Labor attorney, Craig Brooks, explains the new forms as well as other DOL updates, and offers some pointers for dealing with the Family and Medical Leave Act. […]

An employer providing a Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA) for 2019 must provide written notice no later than October 3, 2018. […]

Anyone who owns a retirement account or insurance policy should be aware of the distinction between assets that pass under a Will and assets that pass outside of a Will. […]

Nine of the firm’s attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion, three of whom were also named to 2019 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of Year” in Pittsburgh. […]

On numerous occasions, our attorneys have been engaged by attorneys all over the country to act as local counsel in the federal and state courts in the Pittsburgh region for cases involving intellectual property matters.

Essentially, the Act would prohibit federal interference with states that had legalized the use of marijuana, whether for medical purposes or otherwise. […]