Frank H. Countess was elected Chair of the Board of Directors for the York Country Day School. Frank was named one of the 300 Life Members of the York County Agricultural Society, which runs the York State Fair, the oldest state fair in the United States founded in 1765. Frank was also recently appointed to his third successive 4-year term on the York City Redevelopment Authority Board by Mayor Michael J. Helfrich and the York City Council, and was also elected to his second 4-year term on the York County Land Bank Authority Board of Directors by the York County… read more »
Dragons and Mythical Beasts at the Penn State Pullo Center
CGA is a season sponsor of the Pullo Center. Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new show for the entire family. Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you’d think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don’t wake the Dragon…This Olivier Award nominated show comes to… read more »
Articles of Confederation Play
Discover how the Thirteen Colonies became the United States of America, and learn about the document that developed the nation’s first form of federal government! Enjoy a variety of family friendly activities that introduce the beginning years of America as a free and independent nation. Celebrate the adoption of the Articles of Confederation with us! Adults and families can participate in hands-on activities and enjoy a live interpretation extravaganza that help us understand the importance of the Articles in American history and learn about York’s Revolutionary past! At 2pm, there will be an Articles of Confederation play presented by the… read more »
World Day Against Trafficking Resource Fair
CGA Law Firm supports the YWCA. Join us at this resource fair to learn more about services to prevent and help victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Attorney Mieke Driscoll is Past Chair of the Board and Attorney Hunter Schenck is a past Junior Board member.
The Barstools at the Belmont Theatre
A Musical on the Main Stage At The Belmont Theatre. Theme: Back to the Future! April 7-9th, 2022 Thursday through Saturday showtimes at 7:30pm CGA cast members include attorneys John Wilson, Jack Hartman, Ron Perry, Evan Gabel, Hunter Schenck, Brent Diefenderfer, Dan Fennick, Zach Nahass, and, of course, Tom O’Shea. The Bar Stools are always hilarious and 100% of the the proceeds are donated (50% to the York County Bar Foundation and 50% to the Belmont Theatre). Tickets may be purchased HERE.
Litigation Basics: Steps to Take After Being Sued
Finding out that you have been sued can be concerning and unnerving. Whether you’re an individual or part of a company, court papers can be confusing and leave you wondering what to do next. This article addresses some basic information relating to litigation to help you know when to contact our office and what to do at the beginning of litigation. If you have just been served, then you have some time to react but deadlines have already begun. Take a breath and read the papers that you’ve received to find out what the lawsuit is about. It could involve… read more »
PA Judgments Must Be Revived
A “judgment holder” or “judgment creditor” is the person or entity that obtains a judgment against a “judgment debtor.” The ultimate goal of many lawsuits is to win a monetary judgment against the other party. However, the judgment holder might not automatically receive payment once a judgment has been obtained. In Pennsylvania, there are certain requirements for reviving a judgment in order to ensure that you do not lose your rights as a judgment holder. A judgment issued by a Magisterial District Justice or MDJ expires after 5 years if nothing is done. A judgment at the county Court… read more »
Can a Corporation or LLC be Pro Se in PA?
When someone is pro se, it means that they’re representing themselves in court. Owners and other officers involved in corporate entities such as corporations, limited liability companies, non-profits, and limited partnerships, may wonder if they can appear in court on behalf of the entity. The short answer is NO. At least not after the MDJ level. Rule 207 of the Magisterial District Judges Rules of Civil Procedure allows corporate entities to appear pro se at the MDJ level. However, that is not the case at the Court of Common Pleas and higher courts with very few exceptions including stockholder’s derivative… read more »
When Can I Get Attorneys’ Fees in Pennsylvania?
You are upset and about to file a lawsuit against the person or entity with which you have a problem. You want them to pay for your attorneys’ fees because it’s all their fault that you’re in this predicament. You are upset because a person or entity just filed a lawsuit against you or your company. This is ridiculous and you want them to pay for your attorneys’ fees because it’s all their fault that you have to defend this suit. Who Pays? Litigation is often expensive and time consuming whether you’re a plaintiff or a defendant. I am often… read more »
You’ve Been Served … Now What?
Article by: Hunter Schenck, Esquire Finding out that you have been sued can be scary, daunting, overwhelming, and confusing. Court papers often contain “legalese” which can leave you wondering what to do. This article addresses some litigation basics that will help you know when to contact our office and what to do at the beginning of litigation whether you are an individual or part of a company. If you have just been served you have some time to figure out what to do. Take a breath and read the papers that you’ve received. They should give you an idea of… read more »