What You Need To Know About Small Claims Court


By: Robert B. George, Esquire rgeorge@dioriosereni.com If you have a civil claim against a person or business in which you’re seeking to recover an amount of money totaling $12,000.00 or less, you may best be served by proceeding before a Magisterial District Judge in what is commonly known as “small claims court”. While claims for […]

Protecting Our Elders: Nursing Homes Receiving Medicare and Medicaid Funding Now Banned From Forcing Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements


By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire        plee@dioriosereni.com Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services-a federal agency which controls Medicare and Medicaid funding-released comprehensive revisions to the federal nursing home regulations. Notably, the revised regulations now prohibit pre-dispute arbitration agreements. What does this mean for you and your loved ones? It means that any nursing […]

Read the Small Print – Beware of Arbitration Agreements in Business and Consumer Contracts


By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire mfry@dioriosereni.com Applying for a credit card; leasing a car; getting your loved one admitted into a nursing home; or getting a checking or savings account with a local bank. What do they all have in common? The agreements you are required to sign for each most likely contain arbitration clauses […]

Reasonable Work Accommodation Requests – An Employer’s Checklist


By: Lisanne L. Mikula Esquire        lmikula@dioriosereni.com When an employee with a disability requests an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of his or her job, the employer has the responsibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act to clarify what the employee needs and to identify the appropriate reasonable accommodation which will enable the employee […]

Home Sweet Home


By: Robert B. George, Esquire rgeorge@dioriosereni.com Buying or selling a home is generally one of the most important financial decisions an individual will make in his or her lifetime. As such, it is highly recommended that you have an attorney involved and that you do not sign anything related to the anticipated purchase or sale […]

Pure or Impure: Real Estate Tax Exemption in Pennsylvania for Purely Public Charities


By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire        plee@dioriosereni.com In Pennsylvania, our law provides for the “principle that a taxpayer should pay no more or no less than his proportionate share of the cost of government.” Our Supreme Court has explained that taxes are not penalties but are contributions which all are expected to make to fund […]

Public Education: It’s A Constitutional Right!

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire        mfry@dioriosereni.com Our partner Robert M. DiOrio, Esquire has successfully defeated an improper attempt by a Chester County school district to exclude a student for alleged non-residency.   This victory for the student and his family highlights that public education is not only a valuable but a constitutionally-protected right as well. The school district had […]

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


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 […]

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