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Mechanics’ Lien Law Update

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently issued an opinion concerning necessary parties to a mechanics’ lien claim in Schell v. Murphy, 2016 PA Super 302 (December 23, 2016).  A Mechanics’ Lien is a statutory remedy developed by the legislature that grants protections to contractors that were not available to them under the common law.  This holding [..]

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules that Owners, not their Agents, are liable for payments to Contractors and Subcontractors under CASPA

Reported decisions regarding The Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act 73 P.S. §501, et seq. (“CASPA”) are rare.  CASPA is a means to ensure that contractors and/or subcontractors who make improvements to real property are paid in a timely manner, whether under the terms of a contract or under statute.  CASPA allows for interest, penalties, [..]

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Welcoming Valerie Hays to the Firm

Ms. Hays joins the Fleischmann Law Firm as a paralegal / legal assistant.  She received her J.D. from The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, and her B.A. in English from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  Ms. Hays has an eclectic work history ranging from retail, to [..]

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Who Owns the Password? The Employer or the Employee?

SEC v. Huang             With an ever-expanding accumulation of technological advancements, questions about privacy and self-incrimination begin to arise, especially when the devices are not owned by the user.  This question was recently raised in federal court in Pennsylvania in Securities and Exchange Commission v. Huang, 2015 WL 5611644 (E.D. PA 2015-269)(“SEC v. Huang”).              [..]

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Fleischmann Law Firms Expands – Hires New Summer Intern

Andrew McFadyen – Intern/Summer Paralegal at The Fleischmann Law Firm The Firm is pleased to announce that as part of its expansion, local Boyertown resident, Andrew (Drew) McFadyen has joined the Firm as an Intern/Summer Paralegal.     Drew is a rising senior at the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in Political Science, with minors in [..]

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