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1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Q: Suspect gas lines aren't setup properly. Overcharged on gas bills.

My gas Bill's tripled dec and Jan. $140 in dec and $193 jan. I live in an efficiency smaller than most hotel rooms. I paid less in 3 bedroom houses monthly in past even in winter. I keep bugging and disputing and landlords avoiding. Bill is due Friday. Can I call gas company out without his... Read more »

Nellie T Schulz
Nellie T Schulz answered on Feb 3, 2020

I assume that you live in a building which houses more than one tenant; that neither you nor any other tenant has its own gas meter; that you have lived at the building for a long time and that you have a written lease with a term longer than month-to-month; that you have read the lease carefully... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have land with multiple rentals on it. The gas company wants to drill on my property or the one next to mine.

My question is if they buy out my property to set up a drill pad, should I try to negotiate for not only the replacement cost of the buildings, but the lost income of the property? The lots are only 100' wide, so any drilling will affect multiple plots. There are 5 rentals beside my home plus... Read more »

Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Sep 28, 2019

Yes you need to negotiate to get everything you will lose. I negotiate these purchases all the time.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law, Civil Rights and Energy, Oil and Gas for Pennsylvania on
Q: I'm Not getting overtime paid right

90.50 at 27 an hr an 50.50 at 13.50

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 24, 2018

not knowing your overtime rate it's hard to tell what your figures are but the wage hour division of the US Department of Labor would have information on filing a complaint.

Suggest if you haven't already save your check stubs as those should show the hours you worked each week which would...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Energy, Oil and Gas for Pennsylvania on
Q: Judge rules for motion to compel interrogatory response on personal, private matters. How to disobey legally? Defense?

How to properly ask the judge after decision made to reconsider. Other side asking about current health issues and history because we want to opt out of a dangerous smart meter technology.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 26, 2018

You have to give the responses. You can appeal later.

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I get this re-instated to a full utility patent? -had no idea about the maintenance fees and it has apparently lapse

Patent #8148841

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Feb 6, 2018

Fortunately, this particular error is a well-trod path and the USPTO is fairly generous in allowing you to fix this situation.

So in addition to the regular maintenance fee, and the small late fee for not paying in the first half of the year-long window, you will need to pay a fee to...
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Q: Do I have a case against West Penn Power?

I own a house that my son lives in. On June 13th a branch took out the power lines. My neighbors n I called and a couple hours later it was back on. My son never told me they left the line in the yard. Went down today with my boyfriend and saw the line. Instead of removing the branch and lifting... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 7, 2017

If fortunately nothing happened, and they have put it right no. You can only make a claim for what happened, not what could have happened.

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