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Philadelphia Archdiocese Establishes Victim Compensation Fund

November 27, 2018
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The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has established an Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program to compensate victims of clergy sex-abuse. The Program will be overseen by an Independent Oversight Committee, which includes George Mitchell (former U.S. Senate Majority Leader), Lawrence Stengel (former Federal Judge in Pennsylvania), and Kelly Hodge (former Interim Philadelphia District Attorney). These individuals will help […]

It Is Medicare Open Enrollment – What You Can Do; What Should You Know

November 13, 2018
Posted in General News

Medicare Open Enrollment Period (sometimes referred to as “annual enrollment” or “fall enrollment”) is October 15 – December 7 each year.  While reviewing your Medicare coverage each year may not be something you want to do or thinking you need to do, but if you review your current needs, do your research, compare available healthcare […]

Automobile Subscription Services – Understanding The Concept And The Risks Involved

September 4, 2018
Posted in General News

Recently, luxury car companies like BMW, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo are promoting a “subscription” service as opposed to a purchase or lease. The basic concept is that you subscribe to the car brand and have access to select what vehicle you want, and for how long.  For example, you have a sedan for everyday use, but […]

Using A Drone? Things To Consider

August 28, 2018
Posted in General News

Drones have received a great deal of publicity lately.  People are thinking of ways they can incorporate drones into their business operations or may be thinking of using them for pleasure.  They certainly have many positive applications.  On the other hand, they have potential hazards, liabilities and governmental regulations that go along with their use. […]

Protecting Your Credit – Part 2

July 11, 2018
Posted in General News

In the wake of the Equifax and other highly publicized data breaches, the consumer is becoming increasingly aware of the need to exercise vigilance with respect to their credit identity. One of the most important tools to this end was created approximately 15 years ago through the passage of the federal Fair and Accurate Credit […]

Getting Your “Takings Clause” Case to Federal Court

June 28, 2018
Posted in General News

The Fifth Amendment to our federal Constitution provides that private property shall not be taken for public use without just compensation.  An important Takings Clause decision, with roots here in Pennsylvania, is pending at the United States Supreme Court.  In this fall’s term, the Court may hear argument in Knick v. Township of Scott to […]

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 […]

Streamlined Notary Acknowledgments Take Effect

October 25, 2017
Posted in General News

On October 26, 2017, changes to the Pennsylvania Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts take effect that streamline the standard language for the Notary Acknowledgment form commonly used throughout Pennsylvania. Although the previous acknowledgement forms should still be acceptable, the new, standard short forms are deemed to satisfy the requirements for the preparation of notarial […]

Protecting Your Credit

July 28, 2017
Posted in General News

In this era of identity theft, most consumers are aware of the importance of regularly reviewing their credit reports to ensure that no fraudulent accounts have been opened in their name.  However, there are many other factors that consumers might not necessarily be aware of,  that could affect their credit rating.  One of those factors […]

Is Your Virtual Assistant Snooping On You?

July 27, 2017
Posted in General News

Today, technology has made it possible for us to carry around a personal assistant in our pockets or to have one in our homes ready to serve at our beck and call. With the use of a simple voice command such as “ok Google,” “hey Siri,” and “Alexa,” the virtual assistants can tell us the […]

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