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May 2015

Can I Sue My Kid’s School Because She Got Hurt While Playing School Sports?

Sports related injuries in schools are not atypical. In fact, the main reason my brother wasn’t allowed to join the middle school football team was my own mother’s fear he’d end up with a back or head injury. While I sympathized with my brother, being forced to grapple with my over-protective mother, it turns out Read More

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The Million Dollar Comma

Ever wonder how important grammar is to the drafting of agreements? One drafting error had a million dollar impact. In a 2006 Canadian case, there was a contract dispute between Rogers Communications, a cable television provider, and a telephone company, Bell Aliant. The Agreement called for Alliant to string cable lines across a large number Read More

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I Slipped and Fell On A Vacant Property – Who Is Responsible For My Injuries?

Imagine you are walking down the street, it’s a rather normal Winter weekday, and while traveling this particular block has become routine to you even during inclement weather patterns, today you trip and fall on a patch of ice left over from a snow storm earlier that week. You are injured by the fall and Read More

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But My Father Was Incapacitated When He Sold The Sports Car He Left To Me In His Will – Am I Entitled to The Proceeds Of That Sale? ADEMPTION AND INCAPACITY In Pennsylvania

Ademption occurs when a specific gift in a will is no longer part of the estate at the time of death. For example, a father drafts a will leaving his red sports car to his son. Before Father’s death, however, he sells the sports car. Because the sports car is no longer owned by Father Read More

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I’ve Just Been Appointed A Guardian of An Incapacitated Person, What Does That Mean?

When a person reaches a point where they are unable to function either daily or manage their own finances the court may appoint a guardian if the person is adjudicated an “incapacitated person.” If the incapacitated person only needs aid or assistance in their daily functioning, the court may appoint a guardian of the pers Read More

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MY ADOPTIVE PARENTS JUST DIED? DO I HAVE INHERITANCE RIGHTS UNDER THE WILL?

Imagine you’re the parent of two children, one is your natural, and one who is your adopted child. When you draft your will, you leave your entire estate to your “children.” Using the word “children” is not uncommon even where there is only one child at the time of drafting because the testator may have Read More

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Who Has Standing to Challenge a Will?

When a person dies with a will, they are said to die testate. The will typically appoints an executor (male) or executrix (female) to fulfill the wishes of the deceased. Sometimes, the executor is also a named beneficiary of the will, although this is not always the case. For practical purposes, this could include selling Read More

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My Employer Refuses To Pay Me – What Can I do?

Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Would it be devastating to you if your employer failed to pay you on time? Is your employer paying you less than $7.25/hour? What if your employer only paid you a portion of what you earned? Well, if you work in Pennsylvania you are protected and you have recourse Read More

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Is there a gender-based wage gap in Pennsylvania?

Although states are free to set their own minimum wage laws, U.S. Department of Labor data confirms that Pennsylvania’s is at the same level as the federal minimum wage. However, there’s a big difference between minimum wage standards and equal pay. According to data from the National Women’s Center, Pennsylvania ranks 40th in the nation for Read More

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