Pennsylvania Eliminates License Suspension for Non-Traffic-Related Drug Offenses

By: Robert B. George, Esquire Driving is a privilege, not a right. For this reason, state governments, including the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation (PENNDOT), have broad authority to restrict the driving privileges of its citizens.  Before the recent change in the law, PENNDOT had the authority under Section 1532 of the Pennsylvania Vehicle […]

Who can make care decisions for a mentally ill or intellectually disabled adult child or relative?

By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire  When it comes to caring for a mentally ill or disabled child, parents are used to simply making the decisions for the child as to their medical care, living arrangements, and other necessities.  But when that child becomes an adult, or you are taking care of a friend or relative, […]

Consider Yourself Served: A Brief History of Service of Process

By: Robert B. George, Esquire With applicable Rules of Civil Procedure going back to the days of the Magna Carta, service of process has a long standing history in the judicial system and is an integral part of ensuring that due process is upheld. The Magna Carta is the first document outlining individual rights and […]

Just the Facts: In a Legal Dispute, Opinions and Feelings Should Not Cloud the Facts

By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire In today’s polarized climate, strong feelings about an issue can result in a lot of heated arguments and opposing viewpoints.  Charged personal opinions or news headlines with accusations can make conclusions based on opinion, and is frequently subject to debate.  While this can create some interesting discussions, or even ruin […]

School Law Alert: Honoring Do Not Resuscitate Orders

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

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”!

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

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

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

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 […]

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