On July 30, 2018, the U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS announced their intent to issue regulations on three recent tax changes that affect Internal Revenue Code Section 529 Education Savings Plans. When issued, the regulations will provide guidance regarding (1) the special rules for contributions of refunded qualified higher education expenses to a qualified […]


 

New Rules Will Impact Non-Profit Organizations that Solicit and Accept Charitable Contributions On July 30, 2018, the IRS published final regulations that will impact any Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) charitable organization that solicits or receives charitable donations.  The final regulations address the substantiation and reporting rules for charitable contributions under Internal Revenue Code Section 170.  […]


 

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, 20 U.S.C.A. § 1681, et seq., is a comprehensive federal law with an important goal: prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by educational institutions receiving federal funds.  Colleges and universities must publish “grievance procedures” that ensure “prompt and equitable resolution” of student and employee […]


 

Myers, Brier & Kelly, LLP (“MBK”) congratulates its partners Daniel T. Brier, Frank J. Brier, Patrick A. Casey, John B. Dempsey, Robert T. Kelly and Donna A. Walsh for being honored again as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.  Daniel T. Brier was included again as one of the Top 100 Pennsylvania Lawyers.  Donna A. Walsh achieved additional […]


 

Myers Brier & Kelly, LLP (MBK) announces that Nicholas F. Kravitz, Esq. joined the firm’s partnership effective January 1, 2018.  Nick started at  MBK in 2008 as a member of the litigation team after completing a clerkship with the Honorable Vito P. Geroulo.  Nick has represented clients in civil and criminal litigation in federal and […]


 

On January 24, 2018, a jury returned a verdict in favor of MBK’s hospital client following eight (8) trial days.  The lawsuit involved complex professional medical negligence liability issues including claims pursued under the Pennsylvania Mental Health Procedures Act.  Before jury deliberation commenced, the Court entered a Directed Verdict in favor of MBK’s client on […]


 

Daniel T. Brier, Esq. of Myers, Brier & Kelly, LLP in Scranton, PA was recently inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) at their Mid-Year Meeting held July 26-29, 2017. The International Academy of Trial Lawyers limits membership to 500 Fellows from the United States.  The Academy seeks out, identifies, acknowledges and honors those […]


 

Congratulations to MBK attorneys Frank  Brier and Nicholas Kravitz on their very recent week long jury trial win in Lichtenberger v. Singh, et. al., in Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas.  The MBK team obtained a complete defense verdict in favor of their respective clients in a complex medical negligence matter.   After the defense verdict […]


 

MBK partner Robert T. Kelly, Jr. has been elected as Chair of the Board  of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States. According to the June 1, 2017, Weinberg Foundation News article, “Robert T. Kelly, Jr., who has served as a trustee of the Weinberg Foundation since 2006, […]


 

Daniel T. Brier of Myers Brier & Kelly LLP told Law360 in a statement, “We are pleased that the court dismissed John Crane’s effort to relitigate in Illinois verdicts that Ben Shein obtained more than six years ago from Pennsylvania juries on behalf of his clients who were grievously harmed by John Crane’s products.” Full […]