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3 Ways Property Owners Can Help to Defend School District Tax Appeals

This article will help property owners understand the most important ways to help defend property tax appeals filed by School Districts in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

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3 Reasons Allegheny County Needs a Reassessment Now

Allegheny County property taxes are outdated and unfair and it is time for a reassessment in Allegheny County or to end school district tax appeals.

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Secrets to Winning Your 2022 Allegheny County Tax Appeal

This year, in 2022, thousands of Allegheny County property tax assessment appeals were filed by by both taxing entities and commercial and residential property owners. This article explains how property owners can lower their Allegheny County Property Taxes.

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5 Steps How to Collect a Judgment in Pennsylvania.

I have a Judgment, How do I Collect? This page will help readers understand the basic five (5) steps to help collect a judgment in Pennsylvania.

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Garnishing a Bank Account in Pennsylvania

There are a number of ways to attempt execution on a judgment in Pittsburgh, but the fastest and easiest way to do so is to garnish the debtor’s bank account

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Top 10 Mistakes Made By Property Owners in Allegheny Property Tax Appeals

We've outlined the top 10 mistakes made by property owners in their property tax appeal: to keep you from hurting your chances of winning your hearing and ge

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Advice for Defending and Winning PA School Property Tax Appeals

Have a PA School Property Tax Appeal Hearing coming up? Not sure how to prepare, or what to do? Here is some basic information from Flaherty & Fardo.

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How to Defend 2011 Property Tax Appeals in Allegheny County.

While buying a home in Allegheny County has a variety of perks, it’s no secret that the Allegheny County Tax Assessment system is a mess. Here are two tips

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Should You Answer the Allegheny County Questionnaire?

Allegheny County is notorious for its messy property tax policies. When it’s time for property assessments in Allegheny County, property owners are placed un

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COVID-19 Can't Stop the Allegheny County Tax Appeal Deadline

COVID-19 Does Not Stop the 2020 Allegheny County Tax Appeal Deadline of March 31, 2020 Despite Residents Urging For an Extension

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What to Do After a Pennsylvania Car Accident

You Must Act Immediately After Car Accidents: It is important that investigation in Pennsylvania car accidents and motor vehicle accidents begins immediately

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Texting While Driving Increases Likelihood of Accidents

The U.S. Transportation Secretary announced an immediate ban on text-messaging for truck drivers and bus drivers. Drivers who are texting while driving are 2

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How Facebook May Kill Your Lawsuit

As social media expands, lawyers have increased online investigations researching accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Allegheny County Property Assessment Tips for 2021 Tax Appeals

Allegheny County has released 2021 Property Assessment Tips for all 2021 property tax appeals, including tips on how to properly prepare your assessment.

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Are Jury Verdicts Increasing in Allegheny County?

For years, jury verdicts in Western Pennsylvania have been consistently low. Though jury verdicts on the eastern side of Pennsylvania were consistently incre

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Steps for Starting Your Car Accident Lawsuit

This article will explain the three basic elements necessary to draft and file a Complaint in Civil Action regarding car accident lawsuits.

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Understanding Pennsylvania Loss of Consortium Claims

In Pennsylvania, when one spouse is injured, the uninjured spouse may bring a claim for monetary compensation under a theory of loss of consortium.

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Choose Full Tort, Not Limited Tort, Every Time for Pennsylvania Auto Insurance

This article will help explain why auto drivers in Pennsylvania should choose full tort insurance over limited tort insurance every single time.

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Allegheny County Assessment Updates - December 2020

It is easy to understand why commercial property tax appeals in Allegheny County are expected to skyrocket in 2021. The pandemic has caused an unprecedented

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Defending PA School Property Tax Appeals

If you are involved in an Allegheny County residential property tax appeal, there is the possibility that you will receive a letter from the school district

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How Do I Defend a PA School Property Tax Assessment Appeal?

A: By being more prepared and understanding the rules of evidence and law. The school districts of Allegheny County are now filing 2010 assessment appeals ag

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Be Nice, Don’t Sue: Why it pays to be nice in Pennsylvania Debt Collection

Debt collection on Pennsylvania can be a stressful process, but it doesn't always have to involve suing the other party.

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2 Easy Steps for Pennsylvania Judgement Collection

Learn how to collect judgements in Pennsylvania from experienced, Pittsburgh-based attorneys Flaherty Fardo Rogel and Amick.

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What Happens at the Allegheny County Board of Viewer (BOV) hearing?

It is a long wait and almost always means there will be multiple years at issue by the time the case is finally called. Learn how to navigate this stressful

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3 Easy Steps to Collect Debt in Pennsylvania

If you want to successfully collect debt in Pennsylvania, you need to understand the 3 easy steps to help collect.

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Why You Need Experienced Pennsylvania Debt Collectors

Many people and businesses are not eager to pay back debts, that's why you need experienced Pennsylvania Debt Collectors.

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How to Prepare for Your Medical Malpractice Deposition

Here are the 5 best tips for preparing for your Pennsylvania medical malpractice deposition. Rule #1 – Dress appropriately Your deposition often will be the

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Understanding The Debt Collection Process in Pennsylvania

Begin to understand the debt collection process in PA with advice from experienced attorneys Flaherty Fardo Rogel and Amick.

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The 3 Keys to Overcoming the Medical Malpractice Bias in Pittsburgh.

There is a medical malpractice bias in Pittsburgh. This article will discuss the medical malpractice bias by jurors in Allegheny County and throughout wester

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What is the Pennsylvania ‘Certificate of Merit’?

In 2003, the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court approved a new rule requiring attorneys to obtain a ‘certificate of merit’ from a medical professional establis

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What is Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice?

Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice is the deviation from the acceptable standard of care for what is acceptable when treating patients within the medical commu

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Awful Plastic Surgery? Get a Free Case Evaluation

People who have elected plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery, have done so either wanting to improve their aesthetic appearance or for health related reasons

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Handling the Botched Breast Augmentation Case

Over the last 10 years, Flaherty & Fardo LLC has helped numerous women recover substantial monies from medical malpractice claims involving plastic and cosme

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Money Does Help Families Recover After Serious Injuries

Flaherty Fardo LLC realizes that a financial award can never fully compensate for a significant injury or for the loss of a loved one when a serious personal

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What to Do After a ‘Slip and Fall’ Accident in Pennsylvania

This guide will help readers understand the 3 most important steps to take after a slip & fall accident in Pennsylvania to protect their personal injury righ

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Why is the School District Appealing my Property Assessment?

Since 2004, School Districts have been aggressively filing property appeals against property owners. Their target has primarily been recent home buyers.

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What does the 2002 Base Year Mean for my Allegheny County Property Tax Appeal?

Everyone knows the property tax assessment system - notably in Allegheny County - is broken and unfair. Properties are often overvalued for a variety of reas

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Steps for Starting Your Car Accident Lawsuit

How to Draft a Complaint in Civil Action for Car Accident Lawsuit

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Do I Need an Appraisal for my Allegheny Property Tax Appeal?

A common question from our clients is whether or not they need an appraisal for their Allegheny County property tax assessment appeal. The not-so-simple answ

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Significant Change Proposed by Councilman Ed Kress, Board of Viewers Filing Fee Increases

This article will provide readers with the latest updates in the Allegheny County assessment appeals process.

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Property Assessment Updates From Allegheny County & Washington County

This article will provide readers with the latest updates from both the Washington and Allegheny County assessment of property taxes.

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Judge Wettick Denies Appraisals as Absolute for Property Assessments

This article will provide readers with the latest updates concerning the Allegheny County property assessments.

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Allegheny County Ignores Appeal Results & Sends Wrong Tax Bills

If you thought winning your tax appeal was going to reduce your Allegheny County property tax bill, you were wrong. At least on paper.

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2013 Allegheny County Assessments Updates

This article will provide readers with the latest updates concerning the Allegheny County real estate tax assessments 2013.

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Allegheny County Cracks Down on Charitable Tax Exempt Properties

This article will provide readers with the most recent updates in the ongoing attempt made by Allegheny County to limit the amount of charitable tax exempt p

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Judge Denies Request to Lower Assessments

Judge R. Stanton Wettick has denied a request to automatically lower hundreds of thousands of property assessments. Here is what happened.

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Should Commercial Property Owners Bypass the First Hearing?

This article should help commercial property owners understand the advantages and disadvantages of entering the commercial bypass process.

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Status Update for Allegheny County Assessments of Property Tax

We’re taking a look at the current status of the Allegheny County assessment appeals hearings, what property owners need to be doing, and how to get your pro

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Results Of Informal Hearings Released

This article pertains to the upcoming Allegheny County assessment appeals hearings, and how property owners can prepare themselves.

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Simplifying the Debt Collection Process in Pennsylvania

Understand the 3 simple steps of Pennsylvania debt collection with advice from experienced attorneys Flaherty Fardo Rogel and Amick

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Allegheny County Reassessment Update

The Latest Reassessment News – 6/14/2012 The final Allegheny County, Pennsylvania assessment appeal numbers are at last being reported by the Office of Prope

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Will Legislation Stop the Reassessments?

Below you will find an explanation of this bill, and why it ultimately should not and will not stop the reassessments from being used for taxation purposes.

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How to Defend 2012 & 2013 PA School Property Tax Appeals

Learn how to defend you 2012 or 2013 Pennsylvania School Property Tax Appeal with advice from experienced attorneys Flaherty Fardo Rogel and Amick.

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The Fix Is In On Under-Assessed Properties

We believe 7 out of 10 residential properties in more affluent areas are still under-assessed in the Allegheny County tax assessments. We will further argue

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Attorney Fardo to Speak at Seminar on Tax Exemption

Attorney Noah Paul Fardo will be a guest lecturer on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar focusing on the tax assessments in

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Allegheny County Tax Assessment Chaos

With the way Allegheny County has handled its recent tax assessments, something has to change soon, and we have the solutions.

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Extension Announced on Allegheny County Tax Assessment in Certain Areas

Allegheny County has announced that the property tax assessment formal appeal deadline for the City of Pittsburgh and Mount Oliver has been extended from Feb

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New Allegheny County Assessment Website is a Nightmare for Taxpayers

Allegheny County’s new website for the release of the 2012 Allegheny County property reassessment values will prove frustrating and more difficult for proper

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2012 Allegheny County Tax Assessments to Continue Despite Fitzgerald Controversy

While the drama continues, the Allegheny County Tax Assessment experts, Flaherty & Fardo, are here to keep you filled in on all the latest happenings.

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“Scent of a Fitzgerald:” Decision-making in the Allegheny County Tax Assessments

What is best for Allegheny County residents? The Allegheny County Tax Assessment experts - Flaherty & Fardo - weigh in.

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What is the Difference Between an Informal Hearing and a Formal Appeal Hearing?

Breaking down the difference between formal, and informal Allegheny county tax appeal hearings and what you can expect from each.

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Understanding the Pennsylvania Clean & Green Act

Understand the basics of the Pennsylvania Clean & Green Act - an act that provides tax advantages to clean and green PA properties and businesses.

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Preempting the 2012 Allegheny County Property Assessments Could Save You Thousands

The Allegheny County Property Assessment experts Flaherty & Fardo are here to show you how preempting the assessments could save you money this year.

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2012 Allegheny County Tax Assessments on Schedule Despite Problems

Prior to 2012, Allegheny County is using a 2002 Base Year for property assessments. What does this mean for your Allegheny County Tax Assessment?

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Allegheny County Fires 2012 Reassessment Workers

When it comes to Allegheny County Tax Assessment, you want a fair assessment of your property so that you pay a fair amount in property tax.

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The Allegheny County Reassessments are Coming

As of July 2010, Allegheny County is intending on reassessing approximately the 580,000 properties in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The Allegheny County

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Allegheny County Sued Over Property Reassessments (Again)

The property assessment experts of Allegheny County - Flaherty & Fardo - weigh in and explain why this lawsuit will likely not grant homeowners the justice

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Why 2010 is Ripe for Allegheny County Property Assessment Appeals

The deadline to file a 2010 Allegheny County Property Assessment appeal is March 31, 2010. But this year (2010) is ripe and may be necessary to appeal.

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How Much is my Property Worth in an Allegheny County Property Assessment?

Pennsylvania assessment laws require that real estate be valued according to its “actual value” and at a bona fide rate and price for which the property woul

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Owed Money? Want to Collect Fast? Try Bank Account Garnishment in PA

Seizing and garnishing a bank account or other financial account is often the fastest and best way to collect money owed in Pennsylvania.

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