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People Magazine exaggerates Bill Cosby’s possible sentence

Filed under: News by Steven F. Fairlie @ July 13, 2018

People Magazine.  An international juggernaut.  You would think they have the resources to get it right?  Maybe ask an attorney…  Instead, they wrote that Bill Cosby faces 30 years in jail.  Convicted of three counts, each punishable by up to 10 years in jail, I can see where the mistake comes from.  But come on, […]

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Another big NOT GUILTY in the Furry “rape” case

Filed under: Fairlie & Lippy News by Steven F. Fairlie @ January 31, 2018

Fairlie & Lippy’s Steven Fairlie won another big Not Guilty verdict in the Bucks County Furry “rape” case.  Ken Fenske (whose name is used with permission) was charged with Rape of a Child.  A horrendous charge and a nightmare to defend against given that the allegations were made 8 years after the crime was supposed […]

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Prepayment of 2018 tax payments not permitted in most of Pennsylvania

Filed under: News by Steven F. Fairlie @ December 30, 2017

Many accountants have been advising their clients to prepay their 2018 property taxes at the end of 2017, as they will not be deductible in 2018.  However, many don’t realize that most  Pennsylvania counties won’t accept the prepayments.  Home Rule counties like Philadelphia are accepting them, but others like Montgomery County and Bucks County will […]

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Grab Your Phone: Court Rules Citizens May Record Video of On-Duty Cops

Filed under: News by Contributor @ July 16, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia just recently ruled that individuals have a First Amendment right to video record on-duty police officers. Backed by the American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”), two private citizens appealed a federal judge’s ruling that the constitutional right to record police activity was not absolute and […]

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Morrisville Bucks County Magisterial District Judge Michael Burns Passes

Filed under: News by Steven F. Fairlie @ April 25, 2017

Three term Morrisville, Pennsylvania Magisterial District Judge Michael Burns passed away from an illness this past Sunday. He was a popular Bucks County Judge, having served the County for well over a decade. He had been fighting illness but many in the legal community were unaware of his illness and his death at the young […]

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