Court of Common Pleas to make ruling on sugary drink tax lawsuit before year's end

The Court of Common Pleas has announced that it will make a ruling on the lawsuit filed against the sugary drink tax before the end of the year. The Supreme Court could also hear the case before the end of the year, but the Court of Common Pleas will at least determine if the law can take effect on January 1, 2017.

Mandated paid leave appeal

The Commonwealth Court will hear oral arguments regarding the paid leave mandate in. This is the appeal that was filed by the City of Pittsburgh and SEIU because the Court of Common Pleas ruled in PRLA’s favor by stating that Pittsburgh does not have the ability to pass a mandate on private businesses. Normally a panel of three usually review cases; however, the full Commonwealth Court will consider this case.