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Ethical Issues Concerning Social Media

By Paul Kazaras, Esq. on 09/24/2014

Article Image Social Media is everywhere-LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace and many others yet to be developed. Not only are lawyers using these various social media for publicity advertising and marketing, but issues regarding clients and social media repeatedly arise in litigation. Read Full Story »

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FAMILY LAW CIVIL RIGHTS LAW

Court Teaches School a Lesson On Residences and Buses

By James W. Cushing, Esq. on 09/18/2014

In the recent landmark case of Watts v. Manheim Tp. School Dist., 84 A.3d 378 (Pa.Cmwlth.2014), the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has established what rights a child, who is subject to a custody order, has to bus service to his local public school. Read Full Story »

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Third Circuit Addresses Standard of Review in Alleyne Challenges

By Burton A. Rose, Esq. on 09/18/2014

The issue on appeal was the applicable standard of review for situations where a district court has imposed a mandatory minimum sentence based upon facts that were never charged in the indictment or found by a jury beyond a reasonable doubt in violation of Alleyne v. United States, 133 S.Ct. 2151 (2013). Read Full Story »

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Commissioner Michael F. Consedine of the Pennsylvania Insurance Department addresses the Committee on Insurance Practice on Sept. 17, 2014

 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION

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

By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq. on 09/24/2014

A brief overview of Course and Scope/Judicial Estoppel/Evidence. Read Full Story »

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

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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CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

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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LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

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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