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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” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pipeline Eminent Domain Condemnation

15 Apr

Pipeline Eminent Domain Condemnation Action on this issue is needed immediately.    Most of the amicable settlements between Sunoco Pipeline, L.P., and property owners over right of way agreements related to the Mariner East pipelines are on the books.  The Atlantic Sunrise line is now two years in acquisition and in a similar posture.  For […]

Sunoco Logistics Mariner East Pipeline

25 Dec

PIPELINE TO IMPACT PENNSYLVANIA PROPERTY OWNERS This past year, 2015, has been a trying year for property owners living near the existing Sunoco pipeline.  The line goes from Marcus Hook, Delaware County, PA to Washington County, PA.    The existing pipeline  carried products from the former oil refinery in Marcus Hook  to markets in the west.  It […]