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Search of Digital Information on a Cell Phone Cannot be Justified Under the Search Incident to Arrest Doctrine

By Brad V. Shuttleworth, Esq. on 07/22/2014

Article Image “[W]hat police must do before searching a cell phone seized incident to an arrest is accordingly simple – get a warrant.” – Chief Justice John Roberts, Supreme Court of the United States Read Full Story »

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Second-Parent Adoption Procedures Shift in the Wake of Whitewood v. Wolf

By Tiffany L. Palmer, Esq. on 07/24/2014

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in In Re Adoption of R.B.F. & R.C.F., 803 A.2d 1195 (Pa. 2002), opening the door to second-parent adoptions statewide in Pennsylvania in 2002. For over a decade, second-parent adoption has provided the most legally sound means for same-sex partners of legal parents to cement their legal relationships to their partners’ children. Now, another landmark decision, Whitewood v. Wolf, decided on May 20, 2014, in the Middle District, has shifted the landscape considerably. Read Full Story »

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The Month in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation: June 2014 At-A-Glance

By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq. on 07/24/2014

A brief overview of Retirement/Social Security/Suspension/Vocational, Course and Scope, and Medical Bills/Subrogation. Read Full Story »

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The Month in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation: May 2014 At-A-Glance

By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq. on 06/17/2014

A brief overview of Uninsured Employers Guarantee Fund, IRE/Reasoned Decision, Course and Scope. Read Full Story »

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Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education - The Past, The Present & The Future

By Amber Racine on 05/20/2014

Article Image From 1896 to 1954, American schools operated under the falsehood that separate could be equal. That all changed when the Supreme Court issued the, now historic, Brown v. Board of Education decision on May 17, 1954. Since that decision, the education system in America has made great strides, but has not reached the goal of guaranteeing an equal education to all children. Read Full Story »

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McCutcheon v. FEC: The Effect on Campaign Finance

By Lane Schiff, Esq. on 04/16/2014

Article Image Individual donors are still limited in the amount of money they can donate to a specific candidate or committee. However, the Supreme Court recently ruled they can now contribute to as many candidates and committees as they choose. Read Full Story »

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Video Interviewing - Pros and Cons

By Jared Jacobson, Esq. on 08/19/2013

What are the risks to a company and a candidate that may be faced as a result of this new world of "on-line job dating"? With Skype and similar services out there, video interviewing has and will continue to change the landscape of interviews. Technology has fundamentally changed many aspects of the way we work. Skype, Facetime, GoToMeeting, and YouTube are some examples. Individuals of all ages are becoming more familiar and comfortable with the technology, as video cameras are in computers and even many of the phones that we carry around. Read Full Story »

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Alcohol Putting Unemployment Compensation to the Test

By James W. Cushing, Esq. on 08/19/2013

In the matter of Dillon v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, 2013 WL 2991042, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania interpreted Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Law to include alcohol consumption within the meaning of 43 P.S. Section 802(e.1). Read Full Story »

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