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  • U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Case on Special Needs Students

    The United States Supreme Court heard arguments on January 11, 2017 in a case arising out of Douglas County, Colorado that will have a nationwide impact for parents of children that have difficulty learning in the traditional school environment. In the case before the Supreme Court, Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, a child was receiving instruction through an Individualized Education P...

Howland, Hess, Guinan, Torpey, Cassidy & O'Connell, LLP

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Driving Drowsy as Dangerous as Driving Drunk?

    Regardless of where you live or what type of car you drive, driving while drowsy is an incredibly risky endeavor which is seriously underappreciated by motor vehicle operators nationwide. In a study conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, 37% of individuals polled admitted to having fallen asleep while driving. Additionally, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more...

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  • What to do When: Injured on the Job

    It's an unfortunate fact of life that workplace injuries do occur, and when they do it is possible the injured employee may be eligible for workers' compensation. This article will not detail whether or not any particular employee is or is not eligible to receive workers' compensation or their probability of success, but instead will detail the steps an employee should take following an injury at ...

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  • Pennsylvania’s Tax Amnesty Program

    Beginning in April of 2017, Pennsylvania will begin offering a Tax Amnesty Program to eligible taxpayers. The program is geared towards taxpayers, both individuals and businesses, who owe outstanding taxes. This program will allow eligible taxpayers to ultimately pay less than the total owed to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue if the taxpayer is able to pay the entire amount of the principal...

  • Understanding Annulments

    For many married individuals in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the pathway to legally ending a marriage is through divorce. However, that’s not the only way. In addition to divorce, a marriage in Pennsylvania can also be dissolved through what is known as an annulment. This is a term which many are familiar with, but few actually understand.Unlike an action for divorce, a court ordered annulmen...

  • Potential Ban on Questioning Job Applicants on Wage History Gaining Momentum

    On December 8, 2016, Philadelphia City Council passed new legislation, Bill No. 160840, which would make it illegal for Philadelphia employers to ask an applicant any questions regarding their salary history and fringe benefits history. The Bill would amend Philadelphia’s Fair Practices Ordinance and prohibit both employers and employment agencies from questioning potential employees about their w...

  • Pennsylvania Reduces Waiting Period for Divorcing Couples

    Through House Bill 380, Pennsylvania has shortened the time period required for married couples seeking a divorce to live separately.The Bill, which was signed by both the Pennsylvania Senate and the House of Representatives on September 27, 2016, allows courts overseeing a divorce to grant a divorce when a spouse files a complaint alleging the marriage is irretrievably broken accompanied with an ...

  • Howland Hess O’Connell Partner Michael W. Cassidy Recipient of La Salle High School’s President Medal

    On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, Michael W. Cassidy, a named partner at the Law Firm of Howland, Hess, Guinan, Torpey, Cassidy & O’Connell, LLP, received the President’s Medal from La Salle College High School in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania.Mr. Cassidy is a graduate of La Salle College High School, class of 1974. He received the medal during a dinner reception at his alma mater.In selecting Michael Cas...

  • Thanksgiving Eve: The Beginning of the DUI Danger Zone

    It should be no surprise to most to hear that the Thanksgiving weekend is the most traveled holiday period of the year. Students are returning home from college and families are traveling from all over to be together for the holiday. But did you know that DUI arrests are categorically at their highest between Thanksgiving Eve and the end of New Year’s weekend? That means we are now entering what c...

  • Recently Enacted Medicare Regulations Ban the Use of Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements

    In a vast majority of nursing home contracts, one can expect to find a provision calling for arbitration as a means of binding dispute resolution. However, on September 28, 2016, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services enacted a new rule prohibiting the use of arbitration clauses in nursing-home contracts which require patients and their families to settle any disputes over care through arbi...

  • Halloween Tips for Homeowners

    A day and night full of mischief and superstition, Halloween (or All Hallows’ Evening) is an event celebrated by children throughout the country both old and young. While Halloween should be a time filled with laughs and candy, it is important that homeowners take the necessary steps to protect the youngsters knocking on their front doors and, in turn, themselves.As a homeowner partaking in Hallow...

  • Howland Hess O’Connell Attorney Joseph Winning Featured on University of Delaware’s Department of Communication Website

    On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, Howland Hess O’Connell Attorney Joseph W. Winning was selected to be featured on the University of Delaware’s Department of Communication Website. The University of Delaware’s (“UD”) Department of Communication highlights alumni from an array of different professional fields to demonstrate to current and prospective Communication students what they can do with a deg...

  • To Be Young Again: The Legal Impact of Your 18th Birthday

    In the majority of states throughout our country, including Pennsylvania, the 18th birthday is a major legal milestone. This is the age when an individual is legally deemed an adult (though some parents might argue otherwise!).So, what does this mean for all those seniors in high school or freshman in college celebrating their transition into adulthood? For starters, they can now vote, enter into ...

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  • Understanding the Role and Importance of a Power of Attorney in Pennsylvania

    When discussing estate planning with clients, many believe the conversation begins and ends with the creation of a will. While the drafting of a will is a critically important component of a proper estate plan, designating a trustworthy power of attorney cannot be overlooked or treated lightly.Simply stated, a Power of Attorney (“POA”) is an agent for the principal (the individual naming the POA) ...

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Generated 6 months ago

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  • Ripple of Supreme Court DUI Decision Causes Waves in Pennsylvania

    Following a June, 2016 ruling by the United States Supreme Court in Birchfield v. North Dakota, DUI prosecutions in Pennsylvania are undergoing significant modifications. In Birchfield, the U.S. Supreme Court made two considerable declarations. The Court first ruled that the Fourth Amendment permits police officers to conduct warrantless breath tests incident to an arrest for drunk driving. Howeve...

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