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PA Department of Health Announces Expansion of Medical Marijuana Program

PA Department of Health Announces Expansion of Medical Marijuana Program

March 26, 2018

On Thursday March 22, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) announced the expansion of the still nascent medical marijuana industry here in the Commonwealth.  Less than a year has transpired since the DOH announced the recipients of the first 12 permits to grow and process medical marijuana along with the first 27 permits to dispense […]

Residential Real Estate – Buyer Beware

Residential Real Estate – Buyer Beware

March 26, 2018
Posted in Real Estate Law

You worked hard to save up for a down payment, you received your pre-approval from the lender, and you are ready to put in your offer, but regardless of whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned real estate investor, if you don’t do your due diligence, that dream home can became […]

Estate Planning and the Blended Family

Estate Planning and the Blended Family

March 19, 2018

Estate planning in the 21st century has seen a shift from the traditional family to blended families. Estate planning for blended families requires more than simple “sweetheart wills” distributing assets upon one’s passing “to my spouse and then to our kids equally”. With the diverse make-up of today’s family, one of the top issues clients […]

A, B, C’s (and D) of Medicare Health Insurance

A, B, C’s (and D) of Medicare Health Insurance

March 12, 2018

Navigating Medicare Health Insurance can sometimes be a bit confusing.  What do the letters mean and who is entitled to Medicare health insurance? The Medicare Parts A, B, C and D stand for different kinds of healthcare insurance coverage.  A person desiring Medicare health insurance coverage has the option of enrolling in the original Medicare […]

Victims of Sexual Assault Fight Back with Lawsuits

Victims of Sexual Assault Fight Back with Lawsuits

February 23, 2018
Posted in General News

Civil actions brought by victims of sexual assault have recently been increasing at an exponential pace. Victims pursue claims against attackers as well as additional defendants known as “third parties.”  In fact, civil claims can even be brought against attackers regardless of whether there was a successful or unsuccessful criminal case – or even if […]

Top Five Reasons Why a Parent Should Have An Estate Plan

Top Five Reasons Why a Parent Should Have An Estate Plan

February 5, 2018

As a parent, you may often find yourself worrying about unexpected and unfortunate events.  You think about horrible questions like “What will happen to my children if I suddenly die?” Some of these worries include  how your children will be properly provided for or who will take care of your children if you suddenly become […]

Why Can’t We Tell The Jury How Much We Want For Our Injuries?

Why Can’t We Tell The Jury How Much We Want For Our Injuries?

January 30, 2018
Posted in Litigation

Often many clients will ask, when before a jury, “how much are you going to tell them to give me for my injuries?”  My answer is always the same – “the law does not allow us to tell the jury how much to give, they have to come up with that number by themselves.”  This […]

Recent Tax Law Changes Make Income Tax Planning More Important Than Ever

Recent Tax Law Changes Make Income Tax Planning More Important Than Ever

January 23, 2018

One universal and challenging objective in wealth preservation planning is reducing taxes.  Recent tax law changes have in many cases shifted the focus of such planning from estate and gift tax reduction to income tax reduction. As part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, Congress amended the Federal tax law, effective January 1, […]

Having Surgery? Know Your Rights. It’s Your Doctor Who Must Obtain Informed Consent

Having Surgery? Know Your Rights. It’s Your Doctor Who Must Obtain Informed Consent

January 10, 2018
Posted in Litigation

Recently the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced that a patient undergoing surgery must be counseled fully and directly by the surgeon performing the procedure. It is the duty of the surgeon to obtain informed consent. The doctrine of informed consent protects a patient’s autonomy and body in determining what medical treatment should be allowed.  It is […]

All Slips, Trips and Falls Are Not the Same

All Slips, Trips and Falls Are Not the Same

January 4, 2018
Posted in Litigation

A great number of cases are filed in courts on behalf of victims suffering major injuries due to slipping and tripping on hazards that otherwise could have been avoided. Many of these injuries occur in grocery stores where there is a lot of produce and food on display and ready to be grabbed and put […]

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