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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Has any lawyers heard of "target persons" or gang stalking?

I am a 73 year old woman that is a targeted person. There are some mitigatinng circumstances, but there has been planting, staging, and even stealing evidence. But I waited too long to seek help and now no one 9 with any substance) wants to handle case, is there a lawfor governmental officials... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Collections for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have been served with summons for two separate civil suits from local attorneys in PHL Common Pleas Court having

to do with unpaid credit card bills. There is a pressing reason for non-payment ... the FBI has seized all of my money and the claim back process is on its way through Federal District Court. So I CANNOT pay anything but I know I have to respond to the summonses. How do I do this without legal... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: can someone provide inside on the violation I received

received a notice of violation for passing a stopped school bus on the opposite side of a 4 lane highway. it say if I pay the violation I consent to liability. do I have to consent to liability to pay the violation? is this violation worth paying? do I need a lawyer to resolve this matter?... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is my noncompete still valid if my company sold to a new equity firm?

I was given class b stock as part of an equity firm buying the company I work for. As part of that agreement, I had to sign a noncompete. Recently the company paid out my stock options and a new equity firm bought the company. Is my noncompete still valid?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have a compensation case that medical needs to be settled. I am on Social Security and in need of a lawyer.

I let go of lawyer who settled first part.

Timothy Belt
Timothy Belt
answered on Jun 10, 2024

This is a question and answer forum where we are not supposed to specifically solicit business. That being said, any poster on this site including my office or any other workers' compensation attorney should be able to assist you with this request. Simply call or email one of the... View More

0 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was charged with "DUI combination of drugs and alcohol" in Pennsylvania, but no alcohol was present in my system. How?

I was charged and sentenced on this charge recently.

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Pennsylvania on
Q: Am I witnessing an illegal business practice?

At my job (I work for a cell and gene therapy lab) we have a +/- 2 hour rule for shifts. We started with a 10am-8:30pm shift and it caused issues so my job moved the shift differential gates to 12pm. Afterwards, we were moved to a 12pm-10:30pm shift. 3 days later , we had to switch to a 6am shift... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I sue in small claims court?

I'm fortunate to be back in school as a full time employee in STEM. I was introduced to local grant that covers the cost of my tuition (including enrollment fees, textbooks, supplies, etc..). I was told by the representative who reached out to me that I wouldn't have to worry about paying... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is this an example of Pay Discrimination?

I've been employed at my current job for almost 2 years. Over the course of time, my department has been ran by 2 people. As of March2024, I was the sole person left in my department. My job also provided me a merit increase, but it wasn't the full increase that they guaranteed me. It... View More

Casey Green
Casey Green
answered on Jun 10, 2024

You may have claims under federal and state law. The Equal Pay Act, a federal law, prohibits wage discrimination on the basis of sex. An employee must show: (1) the employer pays different wages to employees of a different sex at the same establishment and (2) the employees perform substantially... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Insurance Bad Faith for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can insurance company deny claim if the claim isn't reported within the time contraints that were in the contract?

A tree fell on my house in April. It didn't look like a like a lot of damage. However 2 weeks later there is significant down pour and water is coming in through the roof. It is past the 14 days the incident actually happened, but because it didn't rain, you didn't know there was... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can my 17 year old daughter move out of her abusive mother's house to live with us? She doesn't want to live with her.

Her mother is abusive, does drugs, smokes, and drinks. She doesn't want to live with the abuse anymore and wants to live with us. Her mom won't consent to her moving out. We live in ND, she's in PA.

0 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania on
Q: How do I file a slander lawsuit in PA?
0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Collections for Pennsylvania on
Q: Someone owned me 60k. Promised to pay back when he sold the house. He sold it and refused to pay back.

Since September 2021, he owed me $30,000. he agreed to pay a 10% interest fee each month, I lowered the interest fee to 5% after a year, yet he still did not make any payments. In February 2024, he assured me that he would sell the house and use the proceeds to pay back the money. When I contacted... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Elder Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: my grandma is in a personal care facility and they’re upping prices by $1500/mo with 1 month’s notice. can they do that?

they’ve raised prices by $500 a month, and on top of that they’re instituting “levels of care” with tiered prices based off of how much assistance the resident in question needs (~$500 for level 1, ~1500 for level 4). these levels are not defined anywhere. this is a personal care facility... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: My 1 year old son doesn't have a father on his birth certificate. Can my boyfriend adopt him/go on his birth certificate

My 1 year old son doesn't have a father on his birth certificate and I'm unsure which of the 2 men are his father and they want nothing to do with anyways. He's known my boyfriend since he's been 3 months old and calls him dada everyday. Can he adopt him to make him his legally... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Civil Litigation for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is there a law in Pennsylvania giving an HOA the authority to regulate parking on a public street?

My HOA has a rule stating no parking on the street, but the township has not made that determination. Can the HOA legally fine homeowners who park on the street?

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: what is the best way for me to bring my Indonesian wife to USA, ASAP at least for the next 6-8 months?

I am in USA finishing my studies and want to have my wife come and stay here with me. She is of poor means and I am a student. I am living in my parents home and they are willing to be sponsors for my wife. The idea is for her to come ASAP and that is why we were thinking that a multiple tourist... View More

Nicholas Pasquarello
Nicholas Pasquarello
answered on Jun 6, 2024

Firstly, I'm providing the advice below with the presumption that you yourself are a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident. If not, there are many more things to address.

I often receive this question from clients that want to be reunited with their spouse as quickly as...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Withdraw I-130 after approval

LPR is eligible for rescission – misrepresentation of facts material to both marriage and eligibility for spousal LPR.

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Jun 5, 2024

Here are the key points regarding withdrawing an approved I-130 petition and rescinding the beneficiary's LPR status due to misrepresentation:

- An I-130 petition can be withdrawn by the petitioner even after it has been approved by USCIS. This is done by notifying USCIS in writing of...
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