The Value of Volunteering and Community Service

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire Mfry@dioriosereni.com In today’s society, between juggling a career, raising children, and maintaining a household, volunteering and community service are not usually things we think about.  While you may go to a children’s ballgame or attend a local fundraiser, you may think that there are plenty of volunteers or that you would […]

What You Need to Know About Summary Offenses in Pennsylvania

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire        rgeorge@dioriosereni.com There are three generally recognized categories of criminal offenses under Pennsylvania law:  Felonies, Misdemeanors, and the least serious -Summary offenses. Summary offenses can be generally subdivided into two categories:  Summary traffic offenses under the Motor Vehicle Code and Non-Traffic Summary offenses specified in the Pennsylvania crimes code.  Though a […]

The Dangers of Distracted Driving: How the Law is Fighting Back

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire        plee@dioriosereni.com In 2015 alone, there were over 14,800 crashes in Pennsylvania in which distracted driving played a role in the crash.  61 of those were fatal crashes.  That’s nearly 5,285 more crashes than those attributed to drunk drivers in the same year. Distracted drivers continue to put our children, parents, […]

DON’T LET YOUR CUSTOMERS SLIP AWAY: Tips for Helping to Prevent Slip & Fall Injuries at Your Business

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire        mfry@dioriosereni.com As a small business owner, whether it’s a retail store, professional service, or any other business establishment with a storefront or office, it is important that your customers remember your business for what you had to offer them there, and not because they suffered an injury there. Here are […]

BACK OFF BOSS: Workplace Bullying is the Next Frontier in Employment Litigation

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire        lmikula@dioriosereni.com The manager of a fast food restaurant in Missouri has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the December 2016 suicide of a teenaged worker she supervised. The felony complaint alleges that the manager’s bullying of the teen contributed to the young man’s tragic decision to end his […]

Just Wait Until Your Mother/Father Gets Home!

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire rgeorge@dioriosereni.com Your family’s introduction to the juvenile justice system may be the result of a knock on the door or a phone call from the police notifying you that your child has been arrested. Other times, however, it may be the result of an incident of some kind involving your […]

Greater Exposure to Exposure: Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Holds Local Government Agency Can Be Held Liable for Asbestos Exposure

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire        plee@dioriosereni.com In matter of first impression, the Commonwealth Court recently held that a local government agency – which includes school districts – can be liable to an employee for workplace exposure to asbestos dust if the condition causing exposure falls within one of the exceptions to governmental immunity. The case is Geier […]

Moving On: Transitioning Your Business

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire        mfry@dioriosereni.com If you own a business and are planning to retire, or are just moving on to bigger or better things, you need to prepare for the sale – or “transition” – of your business.  Before you rush to put up a “For Sale” sign, there are many considerations and questions to ask […]

Honor and “Support” Thy Father? Parental Support in Pennsylvania

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire        rgeorge@dioriosereni.com You may be surprised to learn that you can be liable for the bill and support of an indigent parent under Pennsylvania law. In fact, Pennsylvania has had some form of law on the books imposing a duty upon a child to support an indigent parent since 1771. Before […]

Another Warning That Your Social Media May Be Discovered and Used Against You in a Civil Lawsuit

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire        plee@dioriosereni.com If you think about it, social media is a treasure trove of information in litigation. What types of things do you post or comment on? Will it come back to haunt you in 2 or 4 or 6 years? A plaintiff’s Facebook post – and a comment from the […]

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