New Data Protection Regulation in the European Union

On May 25, 2018, the European Union (the “EU”) Parliament implemented the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). The GDPR replaces the prior Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC, in an effort to create uniform data protection laws across the EU member countries. The GDPR was created in the spirit of transparency. The articles of the GDPR protect and empower the citizens of the EU by affording them more control over their personal data.

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Commonwealth Court Reaffirms Status Quo – Distributed Antenna System Developers are Public Utilities

On June 7, 2018, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania reclassified Distributed Antenna Systems (“DAS”) developers as public utilities, relying on the statutory scheme set out in 66 Pa. C.S. § 102(1)(vi), which permits such classification for facilities that “convey or transmit messages or communications.” This decision upends a March 2018 decision by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (“Commission”) which had reinterpreted the statute to exempt DAS providers and physical infrastructure as public utilities.

John R. Seeds

  John R. Seeds

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Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision

DMC's 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Selectees

The United States Supreme Court released its much-awaited opinion in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, et al., on Monday, June 4, 2018, ruling for Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, in the case arising from his decision not to bake a same-sex wedding cake because it went against his genuinely held religious beliefs.

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Thirty-six attorneys from Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. have been selected to the 2018 list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

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