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February 2019

Pennsylvania jurisdiction over out-of-state corporations may be up in the air

Not long ago, it seemed clear that if an out-of-state corporation had registered to do business in Pennsylvania, a Pennsylvania court could exercise personal jurisdiction over it by the doctrine of consent. That may now be up in the air. A Pennsylvania Superior Court opinion that found such jurisdiction, Murray v. American LaFrance, 2018 WL 4571804 (Pa. Super., Sept. 25, 2018), has been withdrawn and is waiting for reargument before a nine judge en banc panel of that Court.

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Lyft agrees to pay their New York City drivers the minimum wage

This is a major win today for Lyft drivers of New York. The company, which was unhappy with these new regulations because they incentivized shorter rides and discouraged trips outside of the city, has given in and decided to pay their workers a liveable wage. The Independent Driver’s Guild had stated prior to this, contract drivers were only earning $11.90 before the law went into effect.

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BREAKING: Accident reported in West Philadelphia, 31 injuries reported

The potential danger of mass transit came to reality this morning when two public transit vehicles were involved in a collision, along with a third vehicle. The accident, which occurred at the intersection of 41st Street and Chester Avenue in West Philadelphia, at 11:45 am involves at least 31 injuries.

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