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March Doesn’t Have to Be All About Madness!

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Pennsylvania Court Takes Measure of Depreciation in Homeowners’ Claims

Depreciation remains legal in the Keystone State (as it should be).  A recent opinion from our Superior Court – Pennsylvania’s intermediate appellate court – reinforced this simple topic, but...

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NON-PROFIT STATUS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH FOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION

Is a non-profit trust company automatically entitled to a property tax exemption when...

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Supreme Court to Hear Transgender School Bathroom Rights Case in March

The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear arguments in a major dispute on transgender rights on March 28, 2017. Gloucester County School Board v....

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In Family Law, the More Things Change The More They Stay The Same

In 2015, the United States Supreme Court held, in Obergefell v. Hodges, that the right to marry is a fundamental constitutional right, which may not be withheld from same sex couples and...

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Update: Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District (United States Supreme Court case)

The United States Supreme Court held oral argument on this important special education case on January 11, 2017. The case involves a child, Drew, who has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder...

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Arbitration Is Not Always Mandatory

Boilerplate arbitration provisions do not always bind litigants to private arbitration.  Our firm is currently disputing a big-box home...

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Are Coverage Opinions Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?

We’ve recently read some commentators and bloggers stating that coverage opinions are not protected by the attorney-client privilege.  Here are...

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SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST FAIRNESS ACT MAY FACILITATE SELF-FUNDED TRUSTS

When the rules for special needs trusts were established in 1993, only a parent, grandparent, legal guardian, or a court could establish special needs trusts for disabled individuals. On December 7,...

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Do I Really Need Insurance For My LLC?

As a business attorney, I frequently have the pleasure of assisting clients with setting up a new business entity. This may take the form of an LLC or corporation and may be intended for a start-up...

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