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The Knick Decision And Takings Forum Options

The Knick Decision And Takings Forum Options

August 6, 2019
Posted in Real Estate Law

On June 21, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Knick v. Township of Scott, 588 U.S. ____ (2019), a Takings Clause case in which it held that property owners need not exhaust state law just compensation remedies before bringing a federal constitutional claim in federal court under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.  […]

Social Security Administration and “No Match” Letters

Social Security Administration and “No Match” Letters

July 31, 2019
Posted in Employment Law

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has begun notifying each employer (and third-party payroll company) that has submitted at least one Form W-2 that contains name and Social Security Number combinations that do not match the SSA’s records. These Employer Correction Notices have been commonly known as “No Match” letters. SSA initially began sending “No Match” […]

To Airbnb or Not to Airbnb? That is the Question.

To Airbnb or Not to Airbnb? That is the Question.

July 17, 2019
Posted in Real Estate Law

Over the past decade, innovative short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb, Home Away and FlipKey have revolutionized the way we travel. They allow you to rent out your home or investment property on a weekly or even daily basis, requiring only a few easy clicks from your customers. The explosion of these sites has outpaced […]

Once The Dissolution Train Goes Down The Track, Its Course May Not Be Reversed

Once The Dissolution Train Goes Down The Track, Its Course May Not Be Reversed

July 16, 2019
Posted in Litigation

In Ratner v. Iron Stone Real Estate Fund I, L.P., the Court recently considered whether the duration of a limited partnership could be extended after its dissolution had already been triggered. In this case, the partnership agreement provided that the term of the partnership lasted “until December 31, 2015, unless earlier terminated in accordance with […]

Local Governments, Developers and Property Owners Be Advised– The United States Supreme Court Has Just Changed Long-Standing Law On Takings

Local Governments, Developers and Property Owners Be Advised– The United States Supreme Court Has Just Changed Long-Standing Law On Takings

July 12, 2019
Posted in Litigation

A recent United States Supreme Court decision (June, 2019) in a case regarding a family graveyard in a small town north of Scranton, Pennsylvania has resulted in a significant shift in the law on takings, which is an area of law that addresses situations when a government (federal, state or local) seizes, infringes on or […]

Virtual Notarization

Virtual Notarization

May 15, 2019

Virtual Notarization, or Remote Notarization, is the process by which a commissioned notary public provides remote Electronic Notarization, or e-Notarization, services through the use of a webcam based software similar to Skype or Facetime. In order to fully understand Virtual Notarization, it is necessary to understand the development of e-Notarization and the proposed changes to […]

Protecting Your Home

Protecting Your Home

January 22, 2019
Posted in Real Estate Law

You are probably familiar with the idea of identity theft and know you should check your credit report periodically to see if anyone is wrongfully obtaining credit in your name.  But did you know that people can take advantage of the equity in your home? If you own your home or other real estate, there […]

Accidents On The Job – Who Really Is The Employer And Why Does It Matter?

Accidents On The Job – Who Really Is The Employer And Why Does It Matter?

January 16, 2019
Posted in Personal Injury

Whether a truck driver, construction worker, or in the office, getting hurt on the job raises a number of questions about everything from paying for medical treatment to making sure that weekly paycheck continues to come.  Most businesses have workers’ compensation coverage – insurance that will pay for the medical bills and wages of an […]

In A Limited Liability Company, Majority Rule Doesn’t Necessarily Rule

In A Limited Liability Company, Majority Rule Doesn’t Necessarily Rule

January 15, 2019

Recently, in Saltzer v. Rolka and Loube, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania considered the not so uncommon scenario – the buyout of a terminated member of a limited liability company where the operating agreement provided no formula for the buyout upon termination. In 2007, David Rolka, Robert Loube and Matthew Saltzer formed a limited liability […]

Pennsylvania Schools Could Be Held Responsible For Bullying

Pennsylvania Schools Could Be Held Responsible For Bullying

January 2, 2019
Posted in General News

A Philadelphia judge recently awarded a student $500,000 in damages for bullying she suffered in schools in the Philadelphia School District.  The claim was brought under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, and claimed that the severe bullying the student faced essentially denied her the “accommodations or privileges” of the school based on her sex.  The […]

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