Business and Corporate Litigation Committee Newsletter - Summer 2020

 

Message from the Chair

Featured Articles

Business & Corporate

Pennsylvania Recharacterizes Recreational Campgrounds

Pennsylvania law now treats recreational campgrounds as hotels instead of landlord tenant relationships through legislation known as Act No. 33 of 2020 (the “Act”). The Act (a) strengthens the position of a campground owner (“Owner”) to refuse or deny accommodations to certain persons; (b) limits the liability of Owners; (c) enhances the right to restitution and damages due to Owners; (d) authorizes Owners to eject persons from campgrounds; (e) gives a lien on certain personal property of campers in favor of Owners and safeguards in favor of Owners camper property from liens of others; and (f) requires the Owner or operator of a campground to install adequate chimneys and other vents on heating devices.

Subcommittee Reports

Leadership

Publications

Business & Corporate

The Business Lawyer Invites Submissions

The Business Lawyer Editorial Board invites Business Law Section committee, subcommittee, and task force submissions as well as topical, scholarly submissions, including case law analyses and commentary on developing trends, that may be of interest to business lawyers generally and other members of the Business Law Section. An editorial decision is made on lead articles typically within two to four weeks after submission, with detailed substantive editing thereafter. We are looking for interesting, well-researched submissions on areas of topical interest. Lead time with full peer review and professional staff editing is approximately four to six months.

Business & Corporate

Becoming a Business Law Today Author Is Easier Than You Think

Is it your New Year’s resolution to become a published author in 2020? The Section’s recently re-imagined web publication, Business Law Today (BLT), provides several opportunities for Business and Corporate Litigation Committee members to become internationally published authors. With a worldwide readership of nearly 50,000 business law practitioners, BLT is the fastest and easiest way for Section members to get noticed by the audiences that matter the most. Introductory-level content written by and/or for younger lawyers is welcomed and encouraged!

Business & Corporate

BCLC To Present Four Programs At The 2020 Virtual Section Annual Meeting

Following the successful programs in Washington DC last fall, the BCLC is looking forward to the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting this fall. The Committee has rolled over from the cancelled Spring Meeting a number of the programs. The Committee expects to present another set of engaging and compelling programs at the upcoming virtual meeting, which will take place on September 21-25, 2020.

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