Pennsylvania Supreme Court

  • Divorcing joint credit card debt.

    … on the joint obligation or file for bankruptcy as a divorce usually causes significant financial strain, the other spouse may be sued for the entire balance on that joint obligation. [1] The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has declared community property laws unconstitutional and a deprivation of property in violation of due process. See Willcox v. Penn Mutual…

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  • ONCE BITTEN NOT THE RULE

    … that the plaintiff was guilty of contributory negligence which caused his or her own injuries. Id. A deliberate violation of the Dog Law suffices to show negligence. Id. There is no strict or absolute liability in dog bite cases. An owner may always show that he used due care in confining his dog and/or that the dog escaped despite the exercise…

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  • PA Appellate Court Curbs Impairment Rating Evaluations

    … on the sixth edition of the Guides. The Court in essence struck down that IRE. Here’s the problem: the sixth edition of the Guides that is now in use is stricter than the fourth edition. The Pennsylvania General Assembly has never scrutinized the fifth or sixth editions. Therefore, the Court found that making doctors use the most recent AMA guidelines…

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  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Restricts Use of Electronic Devices by Jurors

    … On July 7, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court adopted new Rules of Criminal Procedure, and revised and renumbered other Rules, to provide for instructions to prospective and selected jurors concerning the use of personal electronic devices during their service. Jurors are prohibited from using such devices for communication or to conduct…

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  • Appeal Filed with the PA Supreme Court in Leach v. Commonwealth

    … On July 20, 2015, the Commonwealth filed a Notice of Appeal with the Commonwealth Court in relation to its decision in Leach, et al. v. Commonwealth, et al., 585 M.D. 2014, regarding the constitutionality of Act 192, which, inter alia, provided for attorney fees and costs, when a municipality violates 18 Pa.C.S. 6120. Today, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court docketed the appeal as 61 MAP 2015. You can find a copy of the docket here. Like this: Like Loading... Related …

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