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 […]

Protecting Our Elders? Or Protecting Big Medicine? Federal Court Blocks Agency Rule Banning Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Homes

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire        plee@dioriosereni.com In September, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”)-a federal agency that controls Medicare and Medicaid funding-announced comprehensive revisions to the federal nursing home regulations, including a ban on pre-dispute arbitration agreements. The new rule banning pre-dispute arbitration agreements-along with most of the new rules-was scheduled to take […]

You Can’t Say That: Labor Board Strikes Down Rules Limiting Employee Speech

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire        lmikula@dioriosereni.com A recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) found that an employee could not be terminated because he had warned a co-worker that the co-worker might be fired. Rather, the NLRB held that the employee’s termination-and the employer’s handbook policies upon which that termination was based-violated the […]

Our Heroes Are Not the Only Ones Who Need an Estate Plan

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire mfry@dioriosereni.com Several years ago, I began volunteering for Wills for Heroes, a non-profit organization that provides free basic estate plans to military veterans, police, firefighters, correction officers and first responders. Wills for Heroes was formed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, in response to a staggering statistic that over 90% of […]

Celebrating Diversity: Women in the Law Committee Approved in Delco

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire        lmikula@dioriosereni.com About two years ago, my colleague Pamela A. Lee and I -at the time both relatively new to the Delaware County Bar- were swapping stories about professional organizations in which we had been involved over the years.   Pamela shared with me her experiences with an organization that fostered […]

What You Need To Know About Small Claims Court

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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

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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 […]

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