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?             […]

HUMAN TRAFFICKING: VICTIMS ARE NOT PROSTITUTES

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By Pamela A. Lee, Esquire Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery – a multi-billion dollar industry built on the criminal activity of depriving victims of their freedom.  Sex trafficking is the exploitation of adults-usually women-and children for the purpose of forced sex work including pornography and prostitution.  These women and children are victims; […]

Physician Please Don’t Heal Thyself – Talk to Your Lawyer About that Employment Contract!

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By:      Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire Employment contracts for physicians are nothing new; however, the trend toward larger, corporate healthcare systems has dramatically altered the terms of physician employment agreements and the factors which a physician must consider prior to signing an employment agreement. Physician-owned practices have largely gone by the wayside, giving way to […]

It’s All About the Kids: How Divorce Affects Children’s Financial Aid for College

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By:      Robert B. George, Esquire Not surprisingly, prospective as well as returning college students often find themselves unable to pay for their college education, as a result of which many students  need to seek assistance through financial aid. Many students will apply for financial aid by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, […]

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 […]

Freeze Frame (Take 2)—Photographing Police Activity Constitutes Protected Speech under the First Amendment

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By: Lisanne L Mikula, Esquire Back in March 2016, I discussed a decision by a federal trial court in Philadelphia which held that a private citizen bystander does not have a First Amendment right to photograph or film police officers while those officers are engaged in law enforcement activities.    That decision was appealed to the United States […]

Out of the Mouths of Babes: Can Children Be Forced to Testify in Court?

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By:      Robert B. George, Esquire             rgeorge@dioriosereni.com Prompted by a recent legal issue, I did some digging into whether a child may be compelled to testify in criminal court proceeding.  My research into this issue indicates that children who are witnesses to or victims of crimes may be required to testify in criminal cases. […]

TAXPAYER ALERT: PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT HOLDS TAXING AUTHORITIES MAY NOT CREATE PROPERTY SUB-CLASSIFICATIONS WHEN TAKING REAL ESTATE TAX APPEALS

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire In a unanimous decision on July 5, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that it is unconstitutional for a taxing authority to appeal the real property tax assessments of only one sub-classification of properties where that sub-classification is by property type, such as a commercial property or apartment complex. In Valley Forge […]

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