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1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Federal Crimes, Health Care Law and Military Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: soooooo im kinda on trial for manslaughter. well thats what i said it was. what should i do boo?
James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Jun 18, 2023

Hire an attorney immediately or have one appointed for you at no cost if you are low income (indigent).

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Pennsylvania on
Q: Do I have any rights regarding a utility scale solar farm built in my backyard with no buffer zone?

The DEP approved the drawings and construction has began. It's a 700 acre farm that is fenced at my property line.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jun 11, 2021

That is more a matter for your zoning commission. It could be a violation of zoning regulations. A person isn't required to use land in a way that is aesthetically pleasing.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law, Construction Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for Pennsylvania on
Q: How do I find an electrician's insurance information? He is registered in Pennsylvania.

(He will not provide the details himself).

Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi
answered on Jun 23, 2020

You can also make a claim under your homeowners policy. They will investigate the electrician if it’s covered under your policy.

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... View 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... View 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... View 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...
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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... View 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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