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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FREEZE FRAME:Photographing Police Activity May Not Be Protected Under the First Amendment, According to Pennsylvania Federal Law

By Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire lmilula@dioriosereni.com A federal court in Philadelphia recently held that a private citizen does not have a First Amendment right to photograph or film police officers-even in a public place while the officers perform their police duties-unless the person has or is making a criticism or challenge to police conduct. Fields […]

867-5309—Jenny, I got your number, but if your roommate answers, she may have a Telephone Consumer Protection Act claim against me:

Click on the link provided below to learn more. Party Line: Third Circuit Issues Expansive Interpretation of Right to Sue Under the TCPA

Take this job and shove it!— NLRB’s condemnation of employer’s termination of employee for “liking” a Facebook comment critical of the employer is upheld on appeal.

Click on the below link to learn more about this court decision that shows a sign of support for the NLRB’s newly tightened stance on protecting an employee’s right to complain on social media about his or her job. Triple Play v. National Labor Relations Board

Breaking News – The Law Firm of DiOrio & Sereni, LLP Successfully Ensures that Taxpayers Do Not Pay More than Their Fair Share

Taxpayers unjustly pay more than their fair share of the cost of government when other property owners “game” the system and pay less than their fair share in real estate taxes. In Pennsylvania, our law recognizes the “principle that a taxpayer should pay no more or no less than his proportionate share of the cost […]

Breaking News – The Law Firm of DiOrio & Sereni, LLP Helps Law Enforcement Agent Maintain his Right to Public Hearing to Clear his Name and Protect his Reputation

Reputation Claim Against Kane to Proceed by Lizzy McLellan, from The Legal Inlelligencer August 20,2015 – While a Philadelphia judge has dismissed six counts of a defamation complaint against state Attorney General Kathleen Kane, one count, relating to the state constitutional right to reputation, has been allowed to proceed. Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge […]

Breaking News – The Law Firm of DiOrio & Sereni, LLP – Claim Against Attorney General Kathleen Kane Requesting Public Name – Clearing Hearing May Proceed

Philadelphia, PA — On Monday, August 17th, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas issued a ruling that rejected Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s attempt to deny Detective Claude Thomas’ request for a court-monitored public name-clearing hearing in his lawsuit against Kane. While the Court ruled that Ms. Kane may claim absolute immunity from personal liability for […]

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