When Tincher v. Omega Flex landed on products liability attorneys' desks 15 months ago, its 137 pages left them looking for more. The state Supreme Court's fervently awaited decision raised a series of questions, the most pressing of which was when the other foot might drop.
In Centre County, disagreements over open records requests have entangled county authorities, particularly the district attorney, in multiple legal battles spread across the county trial court, the intermediate state appellate courts and federal court.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments over the validity of impairment rating evaluations in workers' compensation cases that do not consider additional injuries not yet formally added to the injury description at the time of the IRE.
The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments over whether police should have to secure a warrant before performing a blood test on an unconscious person suspected of driving under the influence.
I decided recently I wanted to return to performing on stage. Because I did not need to memorize anything, I chose improv comedy as a vehicle to do that. One of the first lessons drilled by my instructors was simple: Show, don't tell.
By Teresa K. Schmittberger and Timothy J. Horstmann
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, or DEP, is in the process of finalizing changes to individual and general permits for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) that would result in stringent and costly requirements on municipalities throughout the state. Coincidentally, the Municipality Authorities Act was recently amended to allow for creation of stormwater authorities. In light of the growing regulatory burden associated with municipal stormwater permitting, municipal officials increasingly are looking to form stormwater authorities as a vehicle to comply with these requirements.
An amendment approved on the House of Representatives floor that deleted familial searches in a DNA database bill was the final change the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania needed to drop its opposition to the legislation.