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“THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA”© 2018

10/21/2018 | General

CONGRATULATIONS KAPLIN STEWART ATTORNEYS LISTED IN “THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA”© 2018 The 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers recognizes eight Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C.  principals as leading lawyers across 34 areas of specialization.  Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding lawyers by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.  Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” Kaplin Stewart is extremely […]

DELAWARE COUNTY TO ENGAGE IN REASSESSMENT OF ALL COUNTY PROPERTY

3/14/2018 | Articles & Alerts

DELAWARE COUNTY TO ENGAGE IN REASSESSMENT OF ALL COUNTY PROPERTY

Pursuant to a recent order of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, the County will now undertake the first reassessment of all property valuations since 2000. The reassessment is required to address the apparent lack of uniformity in property assessments, which constitutes a violation of the Pennsylvania Constitution.  The tax burden for some taxpayers may rise substantially. Historically, values have increased, though recently some types of property in certain areas have remained unchanged or even decreased in value. No […]

PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT THROWS THE BOOK AT SCHOOL DISTRICT TAX APPEALS

3/14/2018 | Articles & Alerts

  PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT THROWS THE BOOK AT SCHOOL DISTRICT TAX APPEALS Pursuant to a recent order of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, the County will now undertake the first reassessment of all property valuations since 2000. The reassessment is required to address the apparent lack of uniformity in property assessments, which constitutes a violation of the Pennsylvania Constitution. The tax burden for some taxpayers may rise substantially.In a July 5, 2017 decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held […]

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Decided a Construction Matter

1/9/2018 | Construction Blog

Earlier this month, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania decided a construction matter that focused on two issues: 1. Whether the subcontractor waived any potential claims against the general contractor by signing the periodic releases and change orders; and 2. Even if so, whether statements made by the general contractor’s employees waived the general contractor’s claim to rely on the releases and change orders. The Court concluded that the general contractor never waived its right […]