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What to do when a Process Server Serves You with a Lawsuit

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What happens if a process server shows up at your house? In Pennsylvania, this is usually a sheriff. Sometimes, if you’re in federal court, it can be a private party who shows up and serves you with some paperwork. To watch a brief video by…
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Americans With Disabilities Act Claims in Employment

What do you do if you have been discriminated against based on your disability at your job? Does your job have to accommodate your disability? Are they required to change their policies and procedures to allow you to do your job? These are the…
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How do you Countersue for a PFA?

Protection from Abuse Orders, also known as PFAs, protect those who claim to have suffered abuse or who claim they are afraid of imminent abuse. The defendant in a PFA is usually evicted from the home where they’re living with the person alleging…
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What do you do with a Notice to Defend?

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When you have been served with a lawsuit in Pennsylvania, one thing that you commonly see on the front page is something that is called a “Notice to Defend.” A Notice to Defend is a one or two page document directed toward the defendant…
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Treatment Court for Drug and Alcohol Charges

When you’re charged with an alcohol or drug related crime, one option you may want to consider is treatment court. Treatment court is a special program that allows defendants to obtain credit and modified sentences if they engage in good faith…
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Common Law Marriage in Pennsylvania

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https://youtu.be/CDlEpqWrVZ4 Common law marriage is an old rule that originally comes from England. The idea behind it is that a man and woman could be married simply because they represented themselves as a married couple enough times in…
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How can I get out of a contract?

Contracts play an important role in governing our society. From business deals to real estate sales to signing up for a new gym, you’re going to encounter a variety of contracts for a variety of purposes. But what happens when your circumstances…
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If you borrow someone’s car and get into an accident, whose insurance covers it?

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We’ve all had times when we need to borrow a car from a friend or family member. But what happens if you get into an accident while you’re driving the borrowed car and you get injured? Whose insurance will cover that injury? Watch the video…
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Puppy Lemon Law in Pennsylvania

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You may already be familiar with Pennsylvania’s Lemon Law for cars, but did you know there are protections for dog owners? Sometimes known as Puppy Lemon Law, the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law includes a provision for…