Pennsylvania residents often overlook a very powerful tool at their disposal - the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law ("UTPCPL"). In simple terms, the law gives people who buy goods or services for personal, family, or household purposes a way to privately sue businesses for illegal behavior and even for behavior that is deceptive or predatory. The behavior prohibited by this law is broken out into twenty-one categories. The Pennsylvania legislature was generous enough to make the twenty-first category broad enough to encompass almost any scenario: "any other fraudulent or deceptive conduct which creates a likelihood of confusion or of misunderstanding." Perhaps the most attractive part of the law is the ability of people to request the following: up to three times their actual damages, the fees used to pay for their attorney, and the court costs for filing the action. To sum, this law levels the playing field between individual consumers and more powerful businesses.
Last week, a Bucks County man was arrested for allegedly selling marijuana to an undercover police officer from Lansdale. Police began investigating the man two months ago when they were told that an employee at a local deli was involved in selling marijuana.
I recently had an interesting situation occur which I thought would be important for prospective divorce clients to hear about. Unfortunately, this is not the first time I have heard of this sort of thing happening which makes it even more important to alert people about it.
Bucks County Commissioners voted to move forward with plans to build a new justice center. By a two-to-one vote, the commissioners, somewhat reluctantly, awarded six contracts totaling $84 million for the construction of the 285,000 square foot courthouse.
If you've suffered a serious work injury you may very likely be out of work for a very long time. First and foremost, you need an attorney and a Law Firm who will fight for you to make certain that you receive the Worker's Compensation Benefits to which you are entitled. Let me assure you that the Law Firm of Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford will fight to protect you and your financial well being.
I am the firm administrator of Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford. We are a mid-size general practice firm in Montgomery County, PA, and life at the firm is never dull. There is activity galore. We see clients throughout the day and into the evening for a variety of legal issues. We practice in Montgomery County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Philadelphia County and Lehigh County. Each of our lawyers handles one, two or three areas of practice giving them the ability to be specialized in these areas. This also provides us the opportunity to handle just about all areas of law for our clients. We are grateful for each and every client particularly in these difficult economic times. Kathy, our long-time receptionist, greets each client with a smile making them feel welcome from the moment they step through the door. Clients tell us all of the time that the welcome feeling does not end there. They see it thoughout the entire representation process. We strive not only to provide our clients with high-quality legal services but also treat them with care, compassion and respect. Our clients comment often on the extreme knowledge, expertise and ability of our attorneys as well as the wonderful treatment they received during the entire process. We strive to never forget our values and take extreme pride in what we do. If you are in need of legal services, we would welcome your call today.