Technology and the Law

When the Digital Age Meets Analog Legal Principles It has long been the adage that the law cannot keep up with the pace of technology. Often, federal and state legislatures enact regulatory measures in a reactive fashion – only after new technology is introduced does a need for increased...

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Sued by a Debt Collector?

If you live in Pennsylvania and have been sued by a third-party debt collector for alleged debt, you may have several options at your disposal. Third-party debt collectors purchase hundreds, if not thousands, of consumer credit accounts that are in default at one time. These accounts are purchased...

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Workplace and Title IX Harassment

Being accused of harassment by a co-worker, colleague, or in an academic setting can be overwhelming and embarrassing, especially when faced alone. The consequences of such accusations could be catastrophic to one’s career.  You have the right to defend yourselfYou have the right to be heardYou...

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Exclusivity of the Workers’ Compensation Act

Attorneys Christopher Gleeson and Brett Flower recently obtained a favorable result on Preliminary Objections they filed in a personal injury case. Plaintiff had initially filed against several parties for recovery of damages due to a workplace injury which occurred several years prior. However,...

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Title IX Sexual Harassment in Schools and Colleges

You Have the Right to a Legal Defense!  Title IX, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an educational setting. This law affects public and private elementary schools, secondary schools, school districts, colleges, and universities that...

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Title IX Defense

Accused of Harassment in a School Setting?  Title IX provides, in pertinent part: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal...

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Contractors and Written Contracts

How Written Records Can Protect Your Company Last decade’s recession dealt a blow to many industries – but more so than most, the construction and contracting industries are still feeling the effects today. In 2008, and the years that followed, contractors and specialized tradespersons were forced...

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Divorce and the Tax Code

Tax Code Amendments for 2019 and Beyond If you got divorced and were ordered to pay alimony at any time since the 1940's, those payments could be deducted on your federal income tax return. This means that your taxable income, and your tax liability, was decreased. On the flip side, if you were...

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The Impaired Professional

You’re at your almost sister-in-law’s bridal shower. Cousin Haley has finished off the boxed white wine. The spritzers did not last, and the tequila is not coming out. Somebody needs to make a run for more wine. You hold a professional license. Don’t go. Imagine for a second that you do go. You’ve...

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Protection From Abuse and Firearms

As of April 2019, those convicted of domestic violence, or those subject to protection from abuse (PFA) orders, will have only 24 hours to surrender any firearms belonging to them. Those with this type of record used to have 60 days to surrender their firearms, and they could be turned over to...

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Undefined Easements on Private Property

A Spooky Tale of Cemeteries, Municipal Ordinances, and the Unknown... Before this year’s Halloween trek to the family cemetery to summon the ghosts of relatives past, consider upon whose land the Ouija Board rests. Do you have a right to enter the land of the old family farm sold years ago? One...

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