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Drilling Rig Gas Tax Deadline?

Should Pennsylvania impose a tax on the gas drilling industry?  Governor Tom Corbett says “No” but he awaits a report from a Commission reviewing the issue.  The Commission report is due out in late July, 2011.  However, the State budget is due to be...

Negligence Of A Minor

             Pam and Bob and their six-year old son Walker were visiting their friends the Smiths. The Smiths had a small, playful puppy that Walker took an immediate liking to. While none of the adults were watching, Walker decided that he was going to stick his...

My Flight Was “Bumped”; What Are My Rights?

                      Jim and Katie and their two children were scheduled to fly to Disney World. They made sure that they arrived at the airport two hours ahead of time in order to check their luggage and go through security. Unfortunately, not long after arriving at...

Right to Bear Arms?

            Sam had collected a number of handguns and rifles over the years and was aware that in Pennsylvania he was allowed to carry a firearm, as long as it was visible, except in the city of Philadelphia.             Sam was driving on Main Street in Newfoundland...

Collection Notice Of Disputed Debt

              Ally received a notice from a collection agency advising her that she must respond to the letter or face a suit within thirty days. Ally had incurred a bill back in 2006 from a cosmetic company which she had questioned and never paid. Ally was unsure...

Topamax and Birth Defects

Susan was having terrible migraine headaches and despite the fact that she was two months pregnant, her doctor prescribed Topamax for the headaches. When Susan gave birth to her daughter, the daughter had a very large cleft palate and other disfiguring defects in her...

Uncashed IRS Check

                         Jim and his son Harrison were in the attic going through boxes with the intention of throwing away a lot of the accumulated items that were taking up space. In one of the boxes, Jim found an uncashed check from the IRS to Jim\’s father....

Social Security and Unemployment Compensation

Carolyn was collecting Social Security retirement benefits and was working a part-time job as well. ISSUE: Carolyn was laid off and wanted to know whether or not her unemployment compensation that she was receiving would reduce the amount of Social Security she was...