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What the Heck is Tacking?

05 Aug

We just successfully finished an interesting trial on the subject of Tacking.  Our client lost patience with his next door neighbor.  About 20 years ago the daughter of the longtime neighbor moved in and doubled the size of the home and expanded her use of a driveway onto my clients property. Things got worse in about 2013 […]

Adephia Gateway Easement Language

13 Dec

12/13/2017    Adelphia Gateway is relying on easement language in easement created by other companies.  In most cases the easement was with Interstate Energy Company.  The language in those older easements allows the operator to put in a pipeline for transportation of either (depending on easement version): “No.2 Grade fuel, crude petroleum and residual oil” […]

Adelphia Gateway Pipeline NOW active

04 Dec

The Adelphia Gateway Pipeline is currently sending notices to property owners.  The letters deal with the re-tasking of the former pipeline from oil to gas.  Adelphia is using Western Land Services as its agent.  Think of Land Agents (Land Men) as advocates for the pipeline that are trying to sell you something.   DO NOT BUY […]

Tupitza & Kalia, P.C. to Accept Cryptocurrency Payments

01 Dec

December 1, 2017  Tupitza & Kalia, P.C. announce that as of today clients will be able to pay their bills (but not make deposits to escrow), using Cryptocurrency.  The firm will accept payment in BitCoin (BTC),  Ethereum (ETH) and Electroneum (ETN).      WHY? Why are we doing this?  First, we have many clients who have […]

Stucco Verdict against Remediation Contractor

26 Jun

Tupitza & Associates, P.C. obtained an $813,000 verdict for clients on June 21, 2017, against stucco remediation contractor Atlantic Remediation and Restoration Contractors, LLC.  (“ARRC”)  and its principal, Harry Weatherby.  The verdict came in litigation brought in connection with stucco remediation of a home in Landenberg, Chester County. The Defendants were hired to remediate defective […]

Township Sues Sunoco Pipeline,L.P.

18 Feb

2/17/2017 West Goshen Township, in Chester County has filed a complaint with the Public Utilities Commission against Sunoco Pipeline, LP over the Mariner East pipeline.  The suit alleges a breach of an agreement with the township. The Pipelines Sunoco Pipeline, L.P.  in recent years repurposed a pipeline that used to deliver gasoline and other refined […]

CFPB issues $3.5M Kickback Fine

02 Feb

February 2, 2017 The CFPB, (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)  this week ordered Prospect Mortgage to pay a $3.5 million fine for improper mortgage referrals. The CFPB called it a kickback scheme. There are three reasons why the mortgage company and two real estate brokers were fined: Prospect maintained various agreements with over 100 real estate […]

Group moves to Stop Sunoco Pipeline.

26 Sep

September 26, 2016, Delaware County, PA.   The Middletown (Delaware County, PA) Coalition for Community Safety is presenting an emergency application for an Injunction today to delay the vote by the Township of Middletown, in connection with the granting of easements to Sunoco Pipeline, LP (“SPLP”), for its Mariner East II pipeline. The group is asking […]

EPA Questions Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

20 Sep

  In July, 2016, the United States Environmental Protection Agency issued a four-page letter to FERC (the Federal Energy Regulation Commission), raising questions about Transco’s Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, proposed to be built through Pennsylvania. The 30-inch pipeline is designed to carry natural gas from Marcellus Shale production areas to Transco’s Pooling Point in Choctaw County, […]