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Michael J. Musone Secures Favorable Outcomes for Litigation Clients

Posted on May 10, 2016

Michael (Mike) Musone

Michael J. Musone, an associate in Knox Law’s litigation group, secured favorable outcomes for clients in two recent cases.

The first case involved clients whose home was unknowingly sold at an upset tax sale. Despite losing after an evidentiary hearing before the Erie County Court of Common Pleas, Mr. Musone secured a favorable decision before the Commonwealth Court, at Famageltto v. Cnty. of Erie Tax Claim Bureau, 2016 Pa. Commw. LEXIS 62 (Pa. Commw. Ct. Jan. 21, 2016).

The Commonwealth Court remanded the case to the Court of Common Pleas, which subsequently issued a decision reversing an earlier order waiving the Tax Claim Bureau’s requirement for personal service of the homeowners, based on Mr. Musone’s development of the legal and factual record. Based on the Tax Claim Bureau’s failure to personally serve the homeowners, the upset tax sale was set aside and the clients retained ownership of their home.

The second involved a special education due process claim against a school district client. After five days of hearings, Mr. Musone successfully obtained a decision finding that the school district fulfilled its child-find obligations under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act and denied the parents’ request for compensatory education and attorney’s fees and expert costs.

At Knox Law, Mr. Musone is a full-time litigator who focuses his practice on the legal defense of commercial enterprises, public entities, and insurance companies. He also practices Orphan’s Court litigation, including will contests, trusts and estate matters.

For more information, please contact Sarah Holland.