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Legal Bytes

Amendments to Pa.R.A.P. 2572 on timing of movement of record on remand effective April 1, 2017.

Legal Bytes

Theory that anticipatory breach starts running of S/L time period waived if not included in Rule 1925(b) concise statement,

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:20+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: General|Comments Off on Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

Civil Procedure

Damages limited under Pa.R.C.P. 1311.1 do not include attorney’s fees added after verdict, Grimm v. Universal Medical Services, Inc., et al, March 1, 2017

Criminal Law

Vehicle Code mandatory 5 year sentence for DUI, second offense, not required; Court can use discretion under Sentencing Code, Comm. v. Watson, March 8, 2017

Commonwealth exercised due […]

Legal Bytes

Civil Procedure

Damages limited under Pa.R.C.P. 1311.1 do not include attorney’s fees added after verdict, Grimm v. Universal Medical Services, Inc., et al, March 1, 2017

Criminal Law

Sentence for recidivist retail theft cannot use facts underlying NY conviction for petit larceny to show statutes are similar,  Comm. v. Vandyke, March 1, 2017

Changes to Pa.R.E. […]

PBI’s Week In Review

New Matter in protracted custody litigation not the type of pleading subject to Dragonetti, P.J.A. v. H.C.N., February 13, 2017

PBI’s Week In Review

Pa.R.C.P. 1033 amended allowing correction of name of party within 90 days of commencement of action, effective 4-1-17, Pa.R.C.P. 1033, February 2, 2017

New Procedure: IRS Discharge of Estate Tax Lien in Anticipation of Estate’s Sale of Real Estate

In mid-2016, the Internal Revenue Service modified the procedure by which an estate may obtain a discharge of an estate tax lien in anticipation of the sale of real estate by an estate. The new procedure, not yet described in any published writing, is, arguably, authorized  by IRC Section 6325(c) which provides for a discharge […]

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:20+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Categories: Estate Planning and Administration|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New Procedure: IRS Discharge of Estate Tax Lien in Anticipation of Estate’s Sale of Real Estate

Heroin and prescription opioids, bad batches, an overdose epidemic, and instituting naloxone

Naloxone, otherwise known as Narcan, is the drug that reverses the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose. Narcan, in a seemingly ironic juxtaposition, is a standard part of a police officer’s tool kit along with a billy club, Taser, hand cuffs and a hand gun. Outside of the emergency department setting, police officers, along with […]

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