Legal Blog | KingSpry

KingSpry Re-appointed ANIZDA Solicitor for 2020

November 11th, 2019

KingSpry is pleased to announce that Attorney Jerome B. Frank has been re-appointed solicitor for the Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority (ANIZDA) for 2020. His appointment was approved at the authority meeting on November 6, 2019. Mr. Frank concentrates his practice in business law, real estate and nonprofit corporations.

KingSpry Honored with LGBT Community Leadership Award

November 4th, 2019

KingSpry is deeply honored to be among those individuals and companies celebrated for their outreach in support of the Lehigh Valley’s LGBT community for 2019.

Confucius Says… Better Report or Else!

November 4th, 2019

In what the U.S. Government Accountability Office characterizes in its Report to Congress as a “soft-power” initiative, China has financially supported Confucius Institutes in colleges and universities in 44 states, as well as in K-12 school districts.

Courts Begin to Push Back on Exorbitant Prevailing Party Attorneys’ Fees

October 2nd, 2019

In a step forward for public education, courts are beginning to scrutinize more closely the fee demands made by parent’s counsel in IDEA and related cases as a result of challenges to those fees by district counsel.

KingSpry Congratulates Dr. Kathleen Conn, Invited to Serve on Independent Advisory Board

September 16th, 2019

KingSpry congratulates Dr. Kathleen Conn, of counsel to the firm, who has been asked by the University of Alabama to serve on an Independent Advisory Board.

Who Is a “Person” Under Title IX: Conflict Coming?

September 16th, 2019

A growing number of court decisions in various jurisdictions that are refusing to recognize causes of action under Title IX brought by individuals sexually assaulted at colleges and universities.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Agrees to Hear a Case in Which Two Prior Court Rulings Question Whether Pennsylvania will Follow the National Trend of Promoting Employees’ Ability to Change Jobs

July 26th, 2019

The no-hire provision prevented BeeMack, during the term of the contract and for two years after its termination, from hiring or soliciting any employee of Pittsburgh Logistics Systems, Inc. 

Defining Who Is a “Person” Under Title IX

July 26th, 2019

Sexual assault is considered to be discrimination on the basis of sex, and individuals who experience sexual assault may bring a Title IX claim against the educational institution if the institution is deliberately indifferent to the assault.

Pennsylvania’s Act 16 Addresses Many School Issues, Including Tuition Wavers for Foster Youth

July 12th, 2019

Act 16 was signed into law on June 28, 2019 and addresses a variety of School Code provisions.

Governor Signs Bill Clarifying Requirements for School Security Personnel to Carry Firearms

July 5th, 2019

When signing the law, Governor Wolf noted that Act 67 does not authorize teachers to be designed as security personnel.