Til Death Do Us Part? What Happens When One Party To A Divorce Action Dies While It’s Still Pending?

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire Under Pennsylvania law, the direction that a pending divorce action will take if one of the parties dies before the case has been concluded depends upon whether grounds for divorce have been established.  So if a party to a divorce dies while the case is still pending, the surviving spouse […]

Protecting Taxpayers’ Rights: The Law Firm of DiOrio & Sereni, LLP Successfully Ensures PILOT Agreements will be Enforced

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire In a petition to enforce an order adopting a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreement, the Law Firm of DiOrio & Sereni, LLP successfully preserved a $400,000 plus verdict for a local school district on appeal before the Commonwealth Court. In Pennsylvania, our law provides for the “principle that […]

Debt Collection Update—If I Can’t Remember Incurring a Debt, Do I Have to Pay It?

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire As Benjamin Franklin once said, “Creditors have better memories than debtors.”  But how long can a creditor wait to collect a debt?  And what means can a creditor use to collect old debt? In a victory for consumers, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a debt collection […]

GUARDING OUR SAFETY: PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT HOLDS THAT PENNDOT CAN BE HELD LIABLE FOR DEFECTIVE GUARDRAILS

  By:      Pamela A. Lee, Esquire The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently held that, pursuant to the plain language of the Sovereign Immunity Act (“Act”), the General Assembly waived PennDOT’s immunity as a bar to damages caused by dangerous guardrails affixed to the Commonwealth’s real estate on the side of a highway. The case is […]

FINDING YOUR VOICE: SURVIVORS OF CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT

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By Pamela A. Lee, Esquire The public outrage over the crimes committed by former USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar is rightly justified.  After pleading guilty to seven counts of sexual misconduct and listening to over 150 young women give their victim impact statements, Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for using […]

Should We Draw a Line Down the Middle of our Marital Residence like in War of the Roses? Exclusive Possession in Pennsylvania

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire Under current Pennsylvania law, both spouses have the right to equal access to the marital residence after a divorce action has commenced.  This means that both spouses have the right to continue to reside in the residence if they so choose following the commencement of a divorce action by one […]

HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE: PA CHILD CUSTODY LAW MAY RESTRICT RELOCATION OF CHILDREN

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire Separated or divorced parents of minor children often find themselves needing or wanting to relocate with their children to another residence for one of many reasons, such as the opportunity for new employment, remarriage, or a simple desire to reside in a different climate.  Whether you are the parent who […]

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Just Stop! How to Stop Those Harassing Calls from Debt Collectors By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire Has a debt collector repeatedly called you regarding a credit card or other household debt?  Has it threatened to garnish your wages or refused to provide you with proof that you owe money?  If a debt collector is making […]

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SCOTUS EMPLOYMENT UPDATE – FIRST MONDAY IN OCTOBER EDITION

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire                     Ruth Loomis: [the Justices posing for a group photograph] Should we smile a little?                    Justice Dan Snow: Good God, no. Who’d trust a happy Justice?             […]

Homeowners Have Rights! Understanding Your Rights (and the Contractor’s Obligations) under the Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act

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By:      Matthew H. Fry, Esquire On July 1, 2009, the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (the “Act”) took effect in Pennsylvania. This law requires most home improvement contractors to register with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. Additionally, these contractors must maintain minimum insurance coverage and utilize contracts that comply with a number of consumer […]

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