Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practice Law: A Note of Caution for Private Schools, Institutions and Businesses

September 2021 — The MLO Minute: By Dennis McAndrews, Esq. and Heather Hulse, J.D., M.S., M.A. —  During Dennis McAndrews’ four decades of practice, he has routinely reviewed what are known as the “Advance Sheets” which are blue weekly paperback volumes of new cases throughout the Pennsylvania and federal court systems. These decisions provide the latest…

Breaking the Stigma This September

September 2021 —  The MLO Minute: By Allyson McAndrews, M.Ed., Director of Marketing and Outreach for McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C. —   September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month – a period dedicated to educating and destigmatizing a topic that is often very challenging to talk about. Suicide is the 2nd leading…

Estates and Trusts September 2021 Newsletter

September 2021 — The MLO Minute —  Some Changes for the Better in Special Needs Trusts By Lesley Mehalick, J.D., LL.M., and Dennis McAndrews, Esq. In the past few years, Congress and the Social Security Administration have promulgated several policy changes with respect to self-funded special needs trusts, most of which are positive developments. While…

Spotlight on Kimberly Caputo, Esq. and Amy Hagan, M.Ed.!

August 2021: Learn more about Kimberly Caputo, Esq. and Amy Hagan, M.Ed.! To showcase the incredible work of our attorneys and staff, we continue to film interviews with our legal team for a “Spotlight Series” on our MLO YouTube Channel! These interviews include conversations and legal discussions, and are a wonderful way to get to know…

Sexual Misconduct in Schools: How We Can (and Should) Learn from the Jerry Sandusky Case

August 2021 —  The MLO Minute: By Heather Hulse, J.D., M.S., M.A. and Joseph McGettigan, Esq. —            Sexual misconduct of students at the hands of educators that students and their families should be able to trust is devastating to victims and their families, as well as the communities whose faith…

As Title IX and University Discipline Change, Our Firm Responds

August 2021 —  The MLO Minute: By Joseph McGettigan, Esq., Nancy Potter, Esq., and Dennis McAndrews, Esq., leading attorneys in our firm’s University Discipline and Title IX Practice Group — Over the past year, an array of major new issues and procedures concerning university discipline matters have arisen. The pandemic, together with new Title IX regulations and increased awareness…

Delaware’s Mask Mandate and Your Child’s Education

August 2021 —  The MLO Minute: By Alexander Corbin, Esq. —  On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, Delaware Governor John Carney issued a universal mask mandate for all schools and state buildings. According to the mandate, all students, educators, and staff in K-12 schools will be required to wear face masks, regardless of vaccination status. This mandate went…

Department of Education Identifies Long COVID as Potential Disability Requiring Special Education and Compensatory Services

August 2021 — The MLO Minute: By Caitlin McAndrews, Esq. and Dennis McAndrews, Esq. —  The current pandemic has created extraordinary challenges for children, families, and schools in meeting the needs of students at every level of their educational programs. Children with disabilities are particularly affected, and both federal and state educational agencies have clearly…