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​​​​​​​Public Hearing Information 

Public Hearings are scheduled by the Office of the Hearing Examiner. The PHRC currently has two Hearing Examiners, Tamara Shehadeh-Cope, Esq. and Darlene Hemerka, Esq

The primary focus of the Office of the Hearing Examiner is to perform the adjudicatory functions of the PHRC. The office adjudicates Motions, issues Rules to Show Cause when petitions are filed alleging a Respondent has failed to answer a Complaint, makes recommendation of a finding of liability when a Respondent does not respond to a Rule to Show Cause, conducts pre-hearing conferences in those cases that are approved for Public Hearing, and either conducts hearings as Hearing Examiner or advises a Panel of Commissioners when a Panel is assigned to hear a case. 


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Filing Guidelines

(Note: Filing Guidelines apply to ALL filings made to the Office of the Hearing Examiner, including filings made prior to case placement on the public hearing docket.)​ 

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​Public Hearing Calendar

  1. April 3-4, 2024 (Lackawanna) Rachel Lanning v. Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den, LLC, PHRC Case No. 201902180
  2.  April 17-18, 2024 (Virtual) Pamela McDuffie v. Tunic Group, LLC, PHRC Case No. 201703946​​
  3. May 2-3, 2024 (Philadelphia) Virginia Walsh v. Fritz & Bianculli LLC and Brian Fritz, PHRC Case No. 20200045​
  4. May 9, 2024 (Virtual) Singh, v. Tommy Gun Inc. d/b/a Targetmaster PHRC Case No. 202101691 & Martin, v. Tommy Gun Inc. d/b/a Targetmaster PHRC Case No. 2023 00175
  5. May 13, 2024, H.E. Hemerka (Montgomery) Giberson v. Arnolds Office Furniture Company Inc, PHRC Case No. 201702696 
  6. May 13-14, 2024 (Berks) B.R. v. Hettinger Tattoo, LLC & Kyle Hettinger, PHRC Case No. 202202048
If you are an organization interested in hosting a public hearing,  or if you would like more information about the hearings scheduled, please contact