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Major Changes Impacting Military Divorces

In a divorce in Pennsylvania, the marital assets are subject to a process of equitable distribution among the spouses.  If a spouse is a current or former member of the military, he/she may be entitled to a future pension, with … Continue reading

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Important Issues in Workers’ Compensation Cases

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently decided the case of Torijano v. WCAB, in which the workers’ compensation benefits of an injured employee were suspended. The employee injured his back during the course of his employment for a plumber and filed … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania’s “Follow the Spouse” Rule for Unemployment Benefits

In the recent September 7, 2017 case of Rodriguez v. U.C.B.R., an office manager at a pain clinic resigned from her job to relocate to Florida with her spouse.  Her spouse had been unable to find stable work in Pennsylvania.  … Continue reading

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Store Customer Injured in Fight

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently addressed the issue of a store’s legal duty to keep its customers safe. In Reason v. Kathryn’s Korner Thrift Shop, a customer sued the store after he was attacked by another customer in the store … Continue reading

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PA Supreme Court Rules on PA Workers’ Compensation Law

When a Pennsylvania employee is injured on the job, the employee is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.  If the accident results in a “total disability” (the employee is completely unable to work), he receives benefits equal to two-thirds (2/3) of … Continue reading

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Retroactive Application of Sex Offender Registration Ruled Unconstitutional

On July 19, 2017 in the case of Commonwealth v. Muniz, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that the retroactive application of Pennsylvania’s Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) is unconstitutional under both the Federal and Pennsylvania Constitutions.  The Court … Continue reading

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Wife Granted Indefinite Alimony

In the recent case of Leicht v. Leicht, the Pennsylvania Superior Court upheld an award of indefinite alimony to the wife, with no set end date. The couple married in 1988 and divorced in 2016.  The husband worked in manufacturing … Continue reading

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Rear-End Car Collisions

Hundreds of car accidents happen each year in which one driver fails to stop and rear-ends the car in front of him.  Pennsylvania follows the “assured clear distance rule”, which has been codified as part of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle … Continue reading

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Additional Identification Required at Pennsylvania Airports

The REAL ID Act, passed by the U.S. Congress in 2005, requires states to change their requirements for issuing driver licenses to meet minimum security standards.  Beginning January 22, 2018, air travelers with identification that does not meet the REAL … Continue reading

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Insurance Coverage Granted for Contamination

In a recent case, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) filed a lawsuit against Johnson Matthey, a manufacturer of metal alloys, contending its operations contaminated soil and groundwater.  In addition to denying those allegations, Johnson Matthey submitted the claim … Continue reading

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