School Law Alert: Honoring Do Not Resuscitate Orders

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula With increasing frequency, medically-fragile students, such as those who have life-threatening conditions or who are receiving palliative care, attend school when possible.   Despite the inherent medical risks which may accompany school attendance, parents and guardians of medically-fragile students, and the pediatric medical professionals who treat them, recognize the benefits of school […]

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

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The taxpayers of our community are unjustly forced to 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 provides for the “principle that a taxpayer should pay no more or no […]

Fair or Foul: Unusual Wage Structure Causes Workers to Yell “Foul Ball”!

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula Even in the middle of winter, baseball is never far from my mind. The post-holiday season marks the final weeks of guessing where All Star free agents will land (Bryce and Manny, you’d have a blast hanging out with the Phanatic!), and the start of spring training is just a few […]

Protecting Our Elders: PA Supreme Court Rules that State Attorney General’s Claims Under Consumer Protection Law May Proceed Against Dozens of Nursing Homes

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By:       Pamela A. Lee, Esquire 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.  The Office of Attorney General (“OAG”) sought to […]

Get Out Now: Eviction of a Tenant under a Commercial Lease

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire There are various circumstances which may result in the need to evict a tenant under a commercial lease. This typically occurs as a result of the fact that the commercial tenant breached the underlying lease agreement through nonpayment, or through another action that violated lease terms. Importantly, a commercial tenant […]

Slicing Up the Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision: A SCOTUS Update

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire One of the most closely watched cases on the Supreme Court’s docket this term was Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The facts of the case were relatively simple—Jack Phillips, a Colorado baker, refused to make a custom cake for a same-sex couple because he believed that doing […]

To Tax or Not to Tax: The Benefit of Real Estate Tax Exemption Is Provided Only to Purely Public Charities for Properties Actually and Regularly Used by the Charity for Charitable Purposes

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire In a recent article, a Montgomery County newspaper reported on a new but previously unrecognized cost to a local YMCA chapter that closed or soon will be closing two of its local facilities: real estate taxes. In Pennsylvania, our law provides for the “principle that a taxpayer should pay no […]

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 […]

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