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Protect your home from foreclosure

In 2008/2009 the U.S. Government started the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) in response to the “mortgage crisis”.  The program allows for home owners that are behind on their mortgage payments to “negotiate” a modification of their mortgage with their lender.  At first glance, this sounds like a great option for homeowners to save their […]

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Selecting YOUR Family Law Lawyer using the Three Cs

Unfortunately, most families may face divorce, custody and child support issues during their lifetime. The importance of selecting the right family lawyer to handle your case is probably the most important decision you may make in your lifetime. The stress of a broken marriage can cause you to have to confide in someone who will […]

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Mooney Real Estate Law: What is a quitclaim deed?

You have likely heard the term Quit Claim deed.  Although you may have heard of it when you purchased real estate or a home yourself, you may not know exactly what the term means and what type of deed it is. We answer that question here for you. One thing that I hear frequently from […]

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PA Supreme Court Makes Big Change in Sexual Offender Registration

On Wednesday the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the retroactive application of the Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), commonly known as Megan’s Law, violates the Ex Post Facto Clause of the Federal and Pennsylvania Constitutions as well as the Reputation Clause of the Pennsylvania Constitution. The decision in the case has the potential to […]

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Concussion case settles for $117,500 in Harrisburg

Attorney Mark Buterbaugh recently settled a Harrisburg workers compensation claim in involving a concussion client in the amount of $117,500. We represented an injured worker who suffered a head injury when a bar he was using came back and hit him directly in the head.  Originally he suffered a bruise on his head, but as time progressed, […]

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down IRE provision in Workers Comp

Attorneys across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have been waiting for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to clarify the status of the Impairment Rating Evaluation section of the Act, since the Commonwealth Court struck down provisions and remanded the case back to a Workers Compensation Judge. The PA Supreme Court issued it’s decision as I sat in […]

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Should I Accept Lump Sum Settlements?

You may have heard about lump sum settlements in Workers Compensation cases. Lump sum settlements are completed through what is called a Compromise and Release. It is important to know that settlements are final. That means, should you settle your case, it is completely over and may never be re-opened. That is why, before settling […]

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Car Accident? Here’s What to Do and Why

1. Maintain Your Cool Take a deep breath and try to remain calm.  Even the most level-headed people can be shocked, stunned, and shaken.  You may need to help others get the help they need. Never leave the scene until it’s appropriate to do so Be safe.  Turn on hazard lights.  If you can move […]

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Workers’ Compensation Settlement and Social Security Disability

  Is there any interplay between a lump sum workers’ compensation settlement and social security disability benefits? Yes, there is. And your workers compensation attorney better be aware of it. Social Security is still entitled to an offset. It is statutory, meaning, it is a legal requirement. So what is the best process to deal […]

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