Social Media: All is Fair in Love, War and Litigation

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire lmikula@dioriosereni.com Social media has transformed our everyday lives, enabling us to connect effortlessly with others and share information at the press of a button or a swipe of a touchscreen. These virtual interactions, however, have also transformed litigation. Social media posters publish vast amounts of personal information which may give […]

Did You Get The Point(s)? What you Need to Know About Points on your Driver’s License

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire        rgeorge@dioriosereni.com The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, more commonly known as “PennDOT”, maintains a record for every licensed driver in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in which it tracks, maintains and manages an ongoing record of points for each driver.  The assessment of points by PennDOT is essentially a system which determines […]

Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse: How to Recognize and Stop It

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire plee@dioriosereni.com All people deserve to live their lives with dignity and respect. But people with mental or physical disabilities -especially our elderly-are particularly vulnerable because they are often unable or unwilling to communicate neglect or abuse at the hands of their caregivers. Recently, a jury in Berks County awarded a […]

What You Need to Know About Homeowners’ Insurance and Claims

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire         mfry@dioriosereni.com The Basics Homeowners insurance is required for any home that has a mortgage, so the vast majority of homeowners have homeowners insurance. If your house is damaged, whether by fire, weather, or a leaky pipe, or if personal property is stolen, chances are that some or all of […]

Background Checks: Employers Beware! And Employees, Know Your Rights!

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire lmikula@dioriosereni.com Conducting background checks on prospective and current employees can help an employer maintain a productive workforce. Except for certain restrictions relating to medical and genetic information, it is not illegal for an employer to ask questions of an employee or applicant regarding his or her work history, education, criminal […]

Who’s your Daddy? Paternity Determination under PA Law

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire        rgeorge@dioriosereni.com Under the applicable laws in Pennsylvania, when a child is born to an unmarried mother, there is generally no legal relationship between the biological, or presumed, father and the child unless:  (i) both parents have signed a voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form; (ii) the presumed biological father signs […]

Medical Marijuana – The End of the Drug-Free Workplace?

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire lmikula@dioriosereni.com   On April 17, 2016, Pennsylvania became the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana.  The law requires that all qualified patients with a physician’s recommendation register with the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Upon registration, the patient will be issued a medical marijuana identification card that can be used to purchase […]

Pokémon GO – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire plee@dioriosereni.com Pokémon! Gotta catch’em all! These are the lyrics to the theme song all Pokémon lovers (and their parents) know so well. Kids of all ages-from ages 5 to 50-are playing the new Pokémon GO interactive virtual game on their mobile devices. Using the mobile device’s GPS system, players walk […]

Pennywise and Pound Foolish – An Unfortunate Lesson Learned

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire        mfry@dioriosereni.com Several years ago a friend of mine started his own business. He told me that he was having some issues with the lease and with the township that required modifications to his new location. I offered my firm’s services, but because he believed he could negotiate the issues himself and save […]

A Culture of Compliance – How to Keep Your Business Running the Way it Should

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire        mfry@dioriosereni.com Last week I sat on a panel with several prominent Pennsylvania attorneys who came to talk about necessary and regular practices that every business needs to stay compliant with the law and ultimately become successful in his or her business. In the midst of scandals such as the Volkswagen and […]

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