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Are Charter Schools Subject To Real Estate Taxes?

Read our recent blog about charter schools being subject to real estate taxes. For more information, contact our offices.

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Securing Possession of Residential Property from a Holdover Tenant

By: Christopher L. Turner A residential landlord who seeks to evict a tenant from leased premises must follow certain steps and procedures outlined in the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure and comply with the terms of Pennsylvania’s Landlord and Tenant Act.  A landlord is not permitted to perform a self help eviction except against …

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Investors Beware of Alternative Investments

“Selling away” is when a broker leads an investor to investments that are not offered through their brokerage house. Investing in securities outside of your brokerage account can be extremely risky, because investors will miss important investor protections that flow from the broker’s and the firm’s regulatory obligations, including the firms supervision of the brokers …

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Real Estate “Offer” vs. Contract

By: Nancy J. Glidden With the approach of Spring and Summer comes a more active residential real estate market. The process of buying or selling a home may have become just a little more complicated due to the recent decision handed down by the Pennsylvania Superior Court in Trowbridge v. McCaigue. Buyers, sellers, and …

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If I win my case, will they have to pay my attorneys fees? The American Rule

By: James C. Dalton More often than not, the answer to the question posed above is “No”. The general rule in American courts provides that each party to a lawsuit is responsible for paying their own attorneys fees, unless one of the following exceptions applies: A statute or rule of court authorizes the recovery …

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Securities Arbitration: FINRA May Reconstitute Panels

By: Stephen P. Lagoy The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), which administers the arbitration program to which brokerage customers must bring their complaints, is considering using arbitration panels comprising all “non-industry” members.  Presently, panels must include at least one industry member among the three-person panel.  The remaining member(s) are “public” (i.e. from outside the …

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Chrysler Changes Its Tune On Terminated Dealers

By: Stephen P. Lagoy After initially indicating that terminated dealers would be reinstated through the federally-mandated arbitration procedure or not at all [see blog post: Chrysler and GM Take Different Approaches to Dealer Arbitration], Chrysler now says that it will offer to reinstate 50 of the 789 dealerships it terminated last year.  The …

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Second Offense DUI….Do I have Options?

By: Christoper L. Turner If you are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), and this is your second offense, you may be wondering if you have options concerning sentencing. In other words, is there any alternative punishment options to the mandatory penalties imposed under the DUI laws? Fortunately, there are. The …

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Chrysler and GM Take Different Approaches to Dealer Arbitration

By: Stephen P. Lagoy Unlike GM, which has notified more than half of its terminated dealers that they will be offered reinstatement without going to arbitration, Chrysler has announced that dealer reinstatement will occur through arbitration, or not at all.  The key difference in the approaches of the two auto manufacturers may lie in …

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Will Outside Employment Affect Your PSERS Retirement Benefits?

The question of whether outside employment will impact your retirement benefits under the Public School Employees’ Retirement Code (“Retirement Code”) is one to consider carefully when reporting retirement contributions to the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (“PSERS”). Typically, teachers, administrators and other personnel employed in the Pennsylvania Public School System are eligible for membership in …

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