In Hall v. Clifton Precision, 150 F.R.D. 525 (E.D. Pa. 1993), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued its opinion regarding attorney-client communications during depositions which has since become “widely accepted among the Pennsylvania district courts.” Vnuk v. Berwick Hosp. Co., No. 14-CV-01432, 2016 WL 907714, at *1 (M.D. Pa. Mar. 2, 2016)
The 3rd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (with jurisdiction over Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania) has ruled in Babcock v. Butler County that employees who receive the "predominant benefit" of a meal break are not entitled to have the break treated as worktime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. In doing so, the 3rd Circuit joined every other federal court of appeals that has directly considered the issue.