When You Get Mad, Mediate – Don’t Litigate!

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire At times in everyone’s life there will be disputes either with family, neighbors, or business associates where you just cannot see eye-to-eye on.  When it involves substantial money, rights or property, you may think that a lawsuit is the only answer.  But there could be a much more efficient and […]

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 […]

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?             […]

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 […]

PRINCIPLES v. REALITY: THE COST OF LITIGATION

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire PLee@DiorioSereni.com As I was walking out of the courthouse last week, I overheard the conversation of two adults who were leaving ahead of me. Engaged in an obviously heated discussion, the woman bellowed to the man, “I’m going to hire a lawyer and I’m gonna sue … it’s just wrong […]

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