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The Arbitration Process in Chester County

By: Christopher L. Turner If you are bringing a legal claim in a Pennsylvania in Common Pleas Court, you should be aware that the counties utilize a compulsory arbitration program containing its own rules and procedures that must be carefully observed.  For example, in Chester County, all civil cases at law where the amount …

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Debtors that Transfer Assets so that there is Nothing Left

By: Kristen Wetzel Ladd For a creditor, obtaining a judgment against a debtor is only the first step to recovering a debt owed.  Executing on that judgment is the next, trickier step to satisfying the debtor’s obligation.  The creditor must find the debtor’s assets in order to levy, attach, and garnish them.  However, …

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Who Is The Lowest Responsible Bidder?

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Is Your Property Unfairly Assessed?

Watch John Fiorillo as explains the Uniformity Principle. Owners of commercial and residential real estate should watch this informative video to learn more about the Uniformity Principle. Property values have decreased over the past few years. If you believe your property is assessed at a rate higher than its fair market value, contact …

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New Hospital Visitation Rights For Non-Traditional Families

By: Litigation Department Currently there are 25 states that have Hospital visitation laws in the form of relationship recognition laws (marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships) or separate visitation statutes. Pennsylvania is the only state in the northeast that does not have hospital visitation laws that provide for automatic recognition of nontraditional relationships. That means that …

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What is a Confession of Judgment?

Watch Attorney John Fiorillo as he describes a Confession of Judgment. Owners of commercial property and commercial lenders should watch this informative video that briefly describes a confession of judgment. PA businesses and property owners benefit from unique laws. Contact John Fiorillo for more information on state specific collection procedures and other …

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Is Your Business Eligible For The Loans and Government Contracts Available to Small Businesses?

If you operate a business you might consider whether it meets the federal definition of a small business. Business concerns that meet the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) definition of a “Small Business” can qualify for preferential financing and award of federal government contracts. The purpose of this article is to briefly discuss what a Small …

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The Business Judgment Rule: Limited Protection For Corporate Decision Makers

Previously, I blogged about the “standing” requirements that must be satisfied if a shareholder or member of a corporation or other entity, like an LLC, wants to sue its officers, director or managers for mis- or malfeasance. That blog described the requirement for court certification that a plaintiff in such a derivative action adequately represents …

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Are Your Real Estate Taxes Too High?

Watch Attorney John Fiorillo as he addresses ways to reduce your property tax assessment and tax bills and the reasons that your assessment might change. This is the first in a series of videos for residents of Chester County, Montgomery County and Delaware County, Pennsylvania who need to reduce their personal or business …

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For Creditors – A Mistake Of Law Is Not A "Bona Fide Error”

By: Nancy J. Glidden The old adage, “ignorance of the law is no excuse,” has been underscored in the context of debt collection practices in a recent decision issued by the United States Supreme Court. In Jerman v. Carlisle (2010 WL 1558977 U.S.), the Court held that the “bona fide error” defense …

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