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CGA Law Firm is excited to announce the addition of two exceptional litigation attorneys

access_time Posted on: October 22nd, 2019

Liliana Garcia is a graduate of the Dickinson School of Law at Penn State and received her undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University. Liliana is the only native Spanish speaking attorney in the York County Bar Association. She has managed numerous cases dealing with many diverse aspects of the law including DUIs, white-collar crime, drug-related charges, cases involving domestic violence, and other forms of misdemeanor and felonies. At CGA, she will be handling litigation, real estate, and employment law. Renée Franchi is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Law School and earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Boston… read more »

To Protect & Serve “By Agreement”: Legal Considerations for Municipal Police Services Contracts

access_time Posted on: November 11th, 2018

Article by: Sean Fields, Esquire Due to the rising cost of providing local government services including law enforcement, many municipalities have sought to consolidate such services by entering into joint agreements to provide police coverage. Some of the reasons for this include increases in the expense of operating a police department for a single township or borough. These rising costs include payroll, health insurance and pension contributions. Additionally, the burden on local taxpayers may undermine the long term financial viability of maintaining a police department that serves a single municipality.   The legal authority for consolidation of police departments is… read more »

Hearing Officer’s Decision Granting Transportation for Gifted Student

access_time Posted on: December 7th, 2017

Article by: Sean A. Fields On November 8, in the case of Mt. Lebanon School District v. J.S., the Commonwealth Court reversed a hearing officer’s decision that would have required a school district that does not provide bus transportation to students to transport a gifted student from his middle school to a high school to attend a geometry class. As a “walking” school district that does not provide transportation for students without disabilities, the School Code does not require the district to provide transportation to a gifted student;Section 1374 of the School Code provides that the district “may” provide free transportation to a… read more »

Proposed Williams Natural Gas Pipeline

access_time Posted on: April 25th, 2012

Within the near future, landowners in southern York County will be faced with legal issues regarding the advent of another gas company seeking easements for its pipeline project to cross private property from west to east across the area.  Williams Partners L.P. is finalizing plans for expansion of its 30-inch interstate natural gas pipeline.  The proposed Rockies Connector Project, including over 350 miles of new pipeline, will extend from West Virginia to Williams’ Transco Compressor Station located in Peach Bottom Township near Delta PA.  Williams proposes to lay over 36 miles of pipeline across southern York County. In documents supplied… read more »