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Can I Expunge My Protection From Abuse Order?

February 21, 2017 By Elizabeth Early A question that we commonly hear from litigants who are defending or have defended against a Petition for a Protection from Abuse Order is whether the Order can be expunged from their record. The answer is: that depends on how far through the legal system the Protection from Abuse […]

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Breaking Down “BYOD” Policies

February 14, 2017 By Melanie Murphy The explosion of smartphones, tablets and technology generally, has inevitably resulted in employees performing work tasks on their personal devices.  In the age of the ever present smartphone, and for many, the accompanying compulsion to stay constantly connected, employers and employees find themselves balancing the benefits and pitfalls of […]

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Storage Wars – Laws Governing Self-Storage Facilities

February 2, 2017 By Kevin Cornish Have you ever seen an episode of Storage Wars and wondered, can someone legally sell property in a storage facility?  Or, how can they legally do that?  Storage Wars takes place in California, and I am not here to discuss  California law.  However, Pennsylvania does have a law governing […]

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“Subgroup” Disparate Impact is a Basis for Age Discrimination Claim

January 17, 2017 By James B. Shrimp For any business contemplating a reduction in force (“RIF”) it is no doubt a difficult process given the knowledge that you are going to layoff a significant number of employees.  From a business perspective, for businesses in PA, NJ and DE, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals has […]

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When is a Will Really a Will?

January 10, 2017 By Donald Petrille, Jr. The rules for executing a Will in Pennsylvania are simple and clear.  Unfortunately, life, and its circumstances, often are not, and these circumstances can unwittingly lead to a Will contest. Pennsylvania law is clear.  If someone signs a document which is intended to dispose of property or other […]

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The Problem of Nursing Home Neglect in Pennsylvania

December 6, 2016 By Eric Marttila When we are faced with the difficult decision to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility, we need to be confident that those who are entrusted with his or her care will fulfill their responsibilities. We have the right to expect that our […]

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad IRS? Corporations, Partnerships, LLC’s and other family business entities….That’s Who!

November 30,2016 By Stephanie A. Henrick What did the IRS do now? The IRS issued proposed regulations under IRC §2704 in August of 2016 that may eliminate certain discounts commonly used in valuing intra-family transfers of interests in family businesses. The IRS claims that these proposed regulations are “necessary to prevent the undervaluation” of these […]

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Alert: Federal Judge Prevents Implementation of New Overtime Rule

November 23, 2016 By James B. Shrimp Last evening, a Federal Judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction to prevent the implementation of the new overtime rules on December 1, 2016.  It is possible that the Judge’s injunction will be overturned by next Wednesday, however, such a decision would have to come from the Fifth […]

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