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Pittsburgh law firms unite to fund Downtown arts

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Eighteen Pittsburgh law firms have banded together to contribute funding to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust as part of a new initiative to encourage funding for Downtown arts. The Cultural Trust Legal Society was created by Downtown lawyers Chester Babst and Thomas VanKirk in response to the changing economic environment intensifying the need for arts funding. “We saw giving going down by just under a …

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PA Supreme Court ruling: Grocery stores can sell alcohol

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Grocery stores with established restaurant operations within them have full legal right to sell beer, wine and spirits, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled today. The court ruled unanimously in favor of Wegman’s grocery store and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board after a three-year legal challenge led by the Malt Beverage Distributors Association of Pennsylvania, an industry trade group. The MDBA challenged …

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Flaherty & O’Hara Featured for Nation-wide Liquor Licence Expertise

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“My dad was a liquor agent for 25 years,” Mr. Flaherty explained. He went out on inspection calls with his father, and remembers the particulars of the job — measuring the distance between a church and a bar, for instance. On other calls, “he’d set me at the pinball machine,” while his dad examined the place. Read the full article …