New PA Rule 126 will allow citation to non-precedential opinions

Filed under: News by Steven F. Fairlie @ March 4, 2019

For some unknown reason Pennsylvania’s courts have refused to allow litigants to cite to the majority of Superior Court and Commonwealth Court decisions – those that were designated as non-precedential.  This could be maddening if you found a case directly on point with the issue in your case.  You’re holding the answer in your hand.  […]

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Medical Marijuana will soon be available closer to home

Filed under: Drug Crimes, News by Contributor @ February 12, 2019

  Eligible for medical marijuana? Soon you can find it even closer to home. A medical marijuana dispensary was approved to open in Horsham at 255 Horsham Rd. through CB Health Services, LLC. The location will have six months to meet the state’s standards and get up and running before they may begin dispensing medical marijuana. Governor Wolf […]

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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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