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

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

By | March 23rd, 2017|Categories: General|Comments Off on Legal Bytes

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Lis pendens is not available when complaint is for money damages under Stock Purchase Agreement.

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

Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Enacted

A new Pennsylvania tax amnesty program is coming. It was enacted as part of the state’s 2016–2017 budget process. Taxpayers with unfiled state tax returns or returns that need to be amended will be able to pay the tax and half of the interest they owe, with the balance of the interest and all penalties being forgiven. Depending on individual circumstances, there may be only a five-year look back with all prior year tax liabilities forgiven. The effective date has not yet been announced, but when it is there will be a 60-day window to take advantage of the program.

By | August 10th, 2016|Categories: General, Tax Law|Tags: |Comments Off on Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Enacted

New Jurisdiction Changes to the Pa. Probate, Estates & Fiduciaries Code

On July 8, 2016, a number of changes were made to Title 20 of the PEF Code, as SB 1104 became Act 79.

By | July 27th, 2016|Categories: Estate Planning and Administration, General|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New Jurisdiction Changes to the Pa. Probate, Estates & Fiduciaries Code