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Pennsylvania Bar Exam and Character & Fitness Evaluation

With the July Pennsylvania Bar Exam application deadline quickly approaching, it is important to also note the all-important character and fitness portion of Bar admittance. All applicants must undergo a thorough investigation by the Board of Law Examiners. The Board will make a determination about the applicant’s character and fitness and whether they will make Read More

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New Updates to Alimony Calculations

Earlier this year, new legislation was passed significantly altering how alimony and spousal support is handled regarding personal income taxes. These amendments to the Internal Revenue Code were a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 becoming effective as of January 1st. One of the most noteworthy changes is the new formula Read More

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Discrimination and Employment Law

Over 6000 charges of discrimination were filed with the EEOC in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in 2017 alone.  Despite improvement of general awareness through the media of insidious behavior by employers, employers still regularly discriminate against their employees on the basis of protected characteristics such as race, sex, religion, national origin, age, and disability.  Leonard Sciolla’s Read More

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International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day. On this day in 1909, the first Women’s Day was observed in the United States when female garment workers protested against poor working conditions. The very next year at the Socialist International meeting in Copenhagen, Women’s Day was established as an international holiday to raise awareness about the inequality of Read More

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Friday’s DACA Hearing

On Friday, February 22nd, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments about President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA is an immigration policy that applies to certain individuals who entered the U.S. before age sixteen and are now in undocumented or illegal status. Read More

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Duke vs. UNC – Shoe Wouldn’t Believe What Happened

Nike is once again under fire from the sports world. During the much anticipated rivalry between Duke and UNC, five star Duke freshman Zion Williamson went down 35 seconds into the first quarter after his left shoe, aNike PG 2.5 PE, fell apart. It took sports Twitter all of 20 minutes to have Nike “trending” worldwide, Read More

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Leonard Sciolla $20.5 million Recovery for Paralyzed Philadelphia Sheriff Continues To Generate Awareness Regarding Elevator Safety

When Leonard Sciolla attorneys Michael Tinari and Christopher Fleming won a $20.5 million recovery for a client against one of the largest elevator corporations in the world, repercussions occurred among those concerned with elevator safety. The client, a sergeant in the Philadelphia Sheriff’s office, was paralyzed in a 2016 elevator crash inside the Criminal Justice Read More

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Legal Implications of an Engagement

It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. Love it or hate it, 36% of couples think it’s the most romantic day of the year to propose. So, if you plan to ask for her hand in marriage, you should each know the legal implications: The Ring What happens to the ring if the Read More

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Leonard Sciolla $20.5 million Recovery for Paralyzed Philadelphia Sheriff Also Prompts Request to American National Standards Institute for Improved Safety Inspection

Attorneys Michael Tinari and Christopher Fleming, Partners in the Philadelphia-based law firm of Leonard, Sciolla, Hutchison, Leonard & Tinari, LLP, recently won a $20.5 million recovery for a client against one of the largest elevator corporations in the world. The client, a sergeant in the Philadelphia Sheriff’s office, was paralyzed in a 2016 elevator crash Read More

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Update: GDPR and Your Customers’ Privacy

Following the EU’s lead, Canada and California have also legislated new data collection and breach legislation. Earlier this year, Partner Keith Leonard explained some of the significant provisions of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, and its effects on U.S. businesses, in his July/August column for ACtion Magazine. Learn more by reading his full Read More

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