Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) told to pay Debtor $5,046.00 for impounding car during bankruptcy case

When you file for bankruptcy, something called the automatic stay immediately stops any lawsuit filed against you and most actions against your property by a creditor, collection agency, or government entity.   The automatic stay prohibits most creditors from continuing with collection activities, which can provide welcome relief to debtors as well the opportunity to regroup during bankruptcy. Creditors and bill collectors must stop collection activities when they first learn of a bankruptcy filing. What the stay prohibits The automatic stay prohibits Beginning or continuing law suits Collection calls Repossessions Foreclosure sales Garnishment or levies Violations of the stay Anyone 

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Kilimanjaro 2017

The Kilimanjaro 2017 team departs in 58 days (September 21, 2017) and everyone is getting their vaccinations this week a few months before we are due to fly. The Center for Disease Control recommends the following vaccinations for Tanzania: Vaccinations • Yellow Fever • Hep A & B • Rabies • Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio • Typhoid • Malaria Fortunately, the ailments we are likely to encounter in East Africa are easily treated and rarely life-threatening. The most common ailment is simply an upset stomach, and most of the time this is the result of the human body adapting to the bacteria of 

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Stephen M. Dunne & Mr. P Named 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Stephen M. Dunne & Mr. P.  Named 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Super Lawyers, a subsidiary of Thomas Reuters, chooses leading attorneys in each state through a rigorous selection process, which includes peer evaluations and nominations combined with independent research. Each year, no more than five percent of lawyers in each state receive the Super Lawyers honor, and no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers statewide are recognized as Rising Stars.  Dunne returns for a fifth consecutive year as an Pennsylvania Rising Star in the area of consumer bankruptcy. “It is an honor to be recognized with super powers,” said Stephen 

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Increase your tax refund with these deductions

The 2017 tax season kicked off on January 23, when the IRS began accepting electronically filed tax returns. Last year, about 73% of all filers received a tax refund, averaging $2,857, and likely to be about the same this year. The following 10 deductions will double your tax refund: Form 1040 – 2016 Tax Return Line 25 – Health Savings Account Deduction An HSA allows account owners to pay for current health care expenses and save for those in the future. HSAs have no limit on carry-overs or when the funds may be used.  For 2016, an individual may contribute up 

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Climb Kilimanjaro for Clean Water

On September 24, 2017, ten volunteers will be taking a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania: Robert Duffy; Stephen Dunne; Brian McDonough; Gregory Duffy; and Benjamin Houck have already pledged their commitment to ascend the world’s highest freestanding mountain, to raise funds in order to help rural communities in Tanzania gain access to clean water. This journey to the roof of Africa will raise funds to support the Philadelphia-Serengeti Alliance (PSA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit focused on the development of water resources in areas of Tanzania. Since 2011 our group, which grew from an outreach ministry at St. Peter’s Episcopal 

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