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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I adopted a dog six months ago. She has had many vet bills since, and though we dearly love her, could no longer afford

I returned her to the store and she was adopted the same day. I do not want her back, but am desperate to see that she is ok. How can I find out where she is, get in touch with new owner?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

You can't have it both ways. They have no duty to tell you and in fact might be violating the privacy of the other owners.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was outside working in the yard and my dog escaped. It attacked my neighbors dog.

I must have accidentally left the door cracked and he got out while i was working in the yard. I didnt realize he was outside and he ran across the street and attacked my neigbors dog on the leash. It was not on either of our properties. Can they sue? I am willing to pay vet bills.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

Pay the vet bills &/or report it to your homeowners. Their dog leashed. Yours not. You're responsible.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Health Care Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was promised a salary and override on business that I brought to a laboratory in Pennsylvania.800k later, zero to me

This is a very common scenario in the laboratory business and I am referring to a compliant EKRa compensation plan that was promised

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

Sounds like you have a breach of employment contract action. Contact an attorney who handles both.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Communications Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: If your neighbors blast their music everyday to the point where it vibrates the floor and you have called the cops what

Can you do legal wise to get them to stop

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

Contact the town; you can sue them for nuisance/destroying your quiet enjoyment.

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: A dog ran out into the road and hit my car. I pulled over and attempted to find the dog but he was no where to be found

I was doing at most 35mph, I walked down the block and attempted to find the dog. I couldn’t find the dog so I left because there was no damage to my car and the dog appeared okay. I didn’t report it to anyone because there was no outside and because of the dog being gone. I’m located in PA... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

Hit and run is when you are involved in a collision and there is damage to property or person. Sounds like you have no duty to report it. If you wish you can call up the police for the area where it happened. Make note of when you call. If they say no problem, then just say "thank you."

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: If my dog was on my property and leashed and a unleashed dog comes on my property and my dog attacks it who is to blame

The person and the unleashed dog want us to pay the full vet bill but since the dog was on our property and was unleashed we don’t think we have to pay the full bill. We told them we are more than willing to pay half but they want us to pay the full 3000$. So what law for Kentucky says that we... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

Did this happen in Pennsylvania? If not, refile with Justia under Kentucky.

I would say you don't have to pay anything. They let their dog trespass onto your yard. You already contained the dog. Not your problem if they chose to expose their dog to the realistic outcome.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can a person I'm buying a lot from in the boro of Red Lion, do so with just a witnessed paper or bill of sale?

The titling company she hired didn't come through so she stated she got the PA papers to sell and that was all she needed. I would have to sign the paper and get a witness and then I file in York County to transfer the deed to my name. Sounds much to easy!!

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

Yes and no. You can have her sign a document agreeing to convey valid title, but you need to describe the land as it is described in the Recorder of Deed's Office. You'd want title insurance to protect yourself.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was sexually assaulted 2 and a half years ago. Is a police report needed to sue for emotional distress?

I never filed a police report, but was preyed on by my friend's friend, having made it known I was not interested in sexual contact multiple times before going to sleep. He waited until I was asleep in my own bed, to "make his move." I suffer from PTSD and am seeing a therapist now,... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

If you were under 18 you have until your 20th birthday.

However, if the person has no money, even if a suit were possible you would have nothing to collect on.

File a police report now. I would contact a womens shelter who can put you in touch with a group in the county where it...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: If two minors are found to be having a baby, can the parents of the teenage father be held responsible for Child Support
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

this may depend upon the age of each.

https://pcar.org/laws-policy/age-consent

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it legal for a 17 year old girl to have sex with her 33 year old boss in Pennsylvania?

My sister had sex with her boss, who’s 16 years older than she is. The police keep telling us that it’s legal in Pennsylvania, but my parents and I are desperately trying to find out if there are any grounds we can charge him on, such as corruption of a minor or child enticement. It is possible... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

The boss can't extort sex from her--that would be at a minimum sexual harassment--but it sounds like as far as she is concerned it's consensual.

And if it's consensual, and she is 16 or over, it is legal.

https://pcar.org/laws-policy/age-consent

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Q: Client cancelling their event due to Covid-19. Deposit paid for my services. I have a no refund policy after 30 days.

My contract states no refund of deposit after 30 days. It also says any cancellations due to War, global calamity, or death in the family can be scheduled up to a year from the original date. Client wants a refund. I offered to reschedule. Am I okay legally if they speaks to lawyer.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

looks like a global calamity, so offer them to reschedule in writing and show you are big hearted by extending it to a year starting June 5th or whenever it would be permissable in your county to have a gathering or event such as was contracted for.

They can speak with an attorney. You...
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1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Environmental for Pennsylvania on
Q: Looking to purchase land that has an old industrial dump and an old mine. Am I responsible for future problems ?

Or is original company that put the dump on the property still responsible? And what if they are no longer in existence? Just want it for grazing land for horses. It is being monitored by DEP. dump is closed and inactive and covered.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

You are technically responsible for what is on (and under) your land. So.....if leachate comes out and poisons drinking water, it is possible you could be liable.

When companies site dumps they have to provide insurance. However if this was long ago, that is unlikely to have happened....
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Pennsylvania on
Q: was a store mgr. told they hired a guy to replace me. losing 15000.00 a yr. I have worked as many as 70+ hrs a wk

my question is...Do I have to take this job? If I don't does that mean I will not be able to collect unemployment? I live in pennsylvania

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

If you are covered by a union such as UFCW or SEIU, check with them. Assuming you are not , you need to get the personnel policy. Then you need to consult an attorney who handles employment cases FOR EMPLOYEES-- most attorneys handle them for employers. In the meantime do you have a copy of your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it true if I’m carrying a concealed weapon and I have a face mask on that I’m in violation of a felony
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

Do you have a license to carry a concealed weapon? If not, then face mask or not you have problems.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it our responsibility to pay a license fee to the railroad company each year if the easement was not disclosed?

We bought a home 3 years ago and started getting invoices from the railroad company that owns the railroad behind our home. Apparently our sewer pipe runs under the railroad. The easement was not disclosed to us when we bought this house and the title company said they did not know about it. It is... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

That's what title insurance is for. First, check the deed you received. Is it in there?

The point of title searches is to find things that "run with the land...." such as old rights of way, for instance.

So definitely notify the title insurance company, get the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Stopped and given ticket for vehicle code sec 3362 sub sec A(3)

Recently got stopped going 42.187 in a 25. State trooper dropped it to 30 in a 25 and told me there would be no points and no effect on my insurance and that he was doing me a favor? Researched the vehicle code and I am confused. Is A(3): failure to yield to blind pedestrian? If that was the case,... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

Read the ticket again. One place you say they charged you with 30 in a 25 zone. You then say you were charged with failure to yield to a blind pedestrian.

If in fact it was speeding, the cop was trying to cut you a break by giving you a non-point violation. But you don't get to quash...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Resignation letter revocation process

I work as a hospital pharmacist. Recently, on a Friday, I first saw several areas of concern on my back. My thoughts immediately went to my mother and aunt who died of melanoma. Was very upset. At work that evening left a brief resignation letter that my health comes first under the bosses door.... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

you need to get a copy of the hospital's personnel handbook if they have one, also look at any agreements that you signed. You then need to contact an attorney who focuses their practice on employment law. You should drop off a letter to HR confirming your cancellation of your resignation. And... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Do I have to move a fence that has been up for over 25 years because the next door property owner had it surveyed?

I purchased the property 2 years ago and the fence existed before purchase. All the lots in town are the same size. The neighbors that have been here said the fence has been up for over 25 years. Now the new next door property owner wants it moved cause they had it surveyed and 3 foot of it the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

Have the property resurveyed. Here's the thing--it was possibly adversely possessed, but as to the previous owner.

If the lot sizes are the same you may be on the next person's lot.

So, you need to determine if the lot was sold to you with the dimensions you say, did you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can a noncittizen buy a car in a legal way?

Someone i know wants to buy a car.

He is not a cittizen of US .

What is the procedure to buy a car for a not cittizen person ?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

They can buy it. The problem is that to be registered you need insurance. To get insurance you need a license. If they have a license, get insurance, they can not only buy the car but get it insured and registered.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is an unlicensed antique auto exempt from Medicaid services?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

Medicaid has nothing to do with unlicensed autos. If you mean does it make you over assets, it depends on the value. The medicaid statute doesn't, as I recall, get into the registration status of any vehicle--just do you own it, what is its value.

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