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 Questions

06 Dec

We have been receiving lots of questions concerning the Adelphia Gateway Pipeline.  I am going to try to print out and answer the most common questions. Can I do something to stop this dead in its tracks? ANSWER:   Negotiating protections for your property and securing an easement agreement, with these protections can be consistent with […]

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 […]

Mariner East 2 Pipeline DEP Settlement

26 Oct

On August 9, 2017 Pennsylvania DEP reached an agreement with Sunoco related to its Mariner East 2 pipeline.  Parties to the agreement included the Clean Air Council, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, and the Mountain Watershed Association, Inc. We have had numerous questions related to this settlement. The settlement relates to HDD (Horizontal Direct Drilling) activities.  Sunoco will perform a […]

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 […]