Small Claims Court

What is “Small Claims Court?” A claim may be filed with a Magisterial District Judge (MDJ), formerly known as a district justice, where the amount at issue is $12,000 or less, exclusive of interest and filing fees. This is a form of civil litigation through the state court system. Small…

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Understanding Dog Bite Cases

As a young lad in law school (OK, I wasn’t that young), my torts law professor had talked generally about  “strict liability” for dog bites, which may be true in some states, but not in Pennsylvania.  Nor is it true in Pennsylvania that a dog gets “one free bite.” Here’s the skinny on dog…

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