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MM&D Partner Thomas A. Musi successfully defends claim for federal class certification

August 31, 2018

Partner Thomas A. Musi recently successfully defended a motion to certify a class action under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23, in which the plaintiff sought to certify a class against his client under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.  In doing so, Attorney Musi successfully argued that the plaintiff failed to show any common evidence among the proposed class members.  Rather, he convinced the court that the proposed members of the class had individualized issues of consent that would likely result in thousands of “mini-trials” if the class was certified.

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MM&D Associate Peter Maganas successful in obtaining pardon recommendations for clients

December 15, 2017

Attorney Peter Maganas, head of the Expungement and Pardon Division at MM&D recently appeared at the State Capitol to argue two pardon applications. After Peter presented the cases, both applicants were recommended to the governor to be granted clemency. One case involved a felony gun conviction and another case involved felony drug conviction.

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Another positive client review

July 17, 2017

“Richard was my son lawyer and he made good with his promises. Richard was honest and upfront from the start. Richard did not make promises that he would save my son from his “stupid” mistake he did promise he would do his best to keep my son out of jail and he did. My son and I are truly grateful for Richards knowledge of the law. My son ended up with probation and I could not be more pleased with Richard help in this case. I would referral anyone with legal issues to Richard.”

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Sealing and Expunging Criminal Records

May 3, 2017

Pennsylvania law permits individuals to seal or expunge their criminal records. When a court expunges a record, the record is permanently destroyed. Sealing a record is, in most circumstances, equally as effective as expungement. The difference is that, when a record is sealed, it can only be retained by government entities who may not divulge the record to private employers and the public. In 2016, Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation permitting record sealing for a multitude of misdemeanor offenses, which were not previously able to be expunged. Who should expunge their record? Any person with a criminal record who is seeking employment or career advancement should consult an attorney about expungement. Furthermore, criminal records can disqualify an individual from obtaining loans and attending college and graduate level education. Expungement is a process that may take months to complete, so it is important to plan ahead. The experienced attorneys at Musi, Malone and Daubenberger, LLP can tell you whether all, or part, of your record qualifies for sealing or expungement, and will work expeditiously to resolve the expungement process with a favorable outcome. Please call Richard C. Daubenberger, Esq. at 610-891-8806 to begin the expungement process if your record includes any…

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MM&D partner Rich Daubenberger interviewed on NBC 10 about the Bill Cosby case

February 3, 2016

MM&D partner Richard C. Daubenberger, Esq. is interviewed on NBC 10 about the legal technicalities in the ongoing Bill Cosby proceedings.  Click the link below. Daubenberger NBC10 Interview Daubenberger NBC10 Interview 2  

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