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Pennsylvania law criminalizing driving with any amount of marijuana in your system is unconstitutional. Here’s why.

Posted April 22, 2019

By Caroline G. Donato, Esquire- The law on marijuana is a hot topic, particularly in states like Pennsylvania which have not yet legalized recreational use. Pennsylvania is mixed in how it treats marijuana. Medicinal use is legal. Recreational use is illegal, except in Philadelphia where recreational use is decriminalized. Until a new law passed in […]

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Trust Termination

Posted April 12, 2019

By Kristen Matthews, Esquire, CELA Even when a trust is established with a clear purpose and the best intentions, over time a trust’s original purpose may lose its relevance.  As attorneys, we often create trusts in order to protect a beneficiary from themselves and others.  However, what options are available to a trust beneficiary who […]

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What is a “No-Contest” clause, and why is it important?

Posted April 8, 2019

By Isaac J. Jean-Pierre, Esquire- If a decedent passes away and had a valid will, there is a chance that the will contains a “no-contest” clause, which is also known as an “in terrorem” clause. These clauses are set in place as a penalty to discourage a beneficiary from contesting the provisions of a decedent’s […]

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No PreNup? No Worries!

Posted March 26, 2019

By Ashley B. Stitzer, Esquire- Postnups are another option Were you considering a prenuptial agreement but were too busy finding the perfect dress, ordering the food and flowers, and planning your perfect day to find the time? No worries! A postnuptial agreement is an option for those who didn’t have time to do a prenup […]

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Insurance Information for Rideshare Drivers

Posted March 26, 2019

By Tiffany M. Shrenk, Esquire- Uber or Lyft rideshare drivers cannot rely upon their automobile insurance for coverage for motor vehicle accidents and doing so will leave them with costly gaps in coverage. That is because personal automobile insurance policies cover you only when you are driving your car for your personal use and typically […]

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Why Cheating Your Kid’s Way into College is a Federal Offense

Posted March 19, 2019

By Peter Kratsa, Esquire- As you may have heard, “Operation Varsity Blues” snared upwards of 33 affluent parents as alleged participants in a massive (as in $25 million) cheating enterprise designed to “guarantee” their children’s entrance into their college of choice. The feds even snared Aunt Becky from Full House… The mastermind of this endeavor, […]

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Client Alert: LLC franchise taxes are soon due in Delaware

Posted March 13, 2019

By Andrew R. Silverman, Esquire- Delaware limited liability companies and partnerships must file franchise taxes with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware. A franchise tax is a levy charged by many state governments against business entities for the continuing right of the entity to engage in business in the taxing state. The […]

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Can a State Agency be Held Liable for Accidents Caused by Unsafe Road Conditions?

Posted March 7, 2019

By Tiffany M. Shrenk, Esquire- The Delaware Department of Transportation (“DelDOT”) is a State agency with the statutory responsibility of caring, managing, and controlling the public roadways and highways in Delaware.  Within the past year, the issue of safety of Delaware’s Route 1 (SR 1) has been a focus in the local news after recent […]

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Unrecorded Rights in Your Property: How to Avoid Potential Adverse Possession and Prescriptive Easement Claims

Posted March 4, 2019

By Matthew M. McKeon, Esquire- The day has finally come: you’re attending the closing on your new property. You have a title insurance policy commitment, and the title report came back clean – except for a standard utility easement from the electric company. However, there are some types of interests in property that will not […]

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Top Five Reasons You Should Mediate Your Dispute

Posted February 25, 2019

By John F. McKenna, Esquire- If you are on the fence whether to choose mediation versus going to trial, let me offer you five good reasons why you should mediate: Cost vs. Cost – While there is a cost to mediation, it pales in comparison to the cost of a full trial, especially if there is […]

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