Legal Bytes

Auto Law

New stacking waiver required when insured adds new vehicle to multi-vehicle auto policy, Pergolese v. Standard Fire Insurance Co., et al, April 11, 2017

Civil Procedure

Sharing opinion letter by outside counsel with PR firm waives attorney client privilege & work product, Bousamra v. Exela Health et al, March 13, 2017

For more details, see blog post by Kevin Allen, March 21, 2017

Criminal Law

Defendant’s statement “…I’m done talking…” to police is unequivocal invocation of right to remain silent, Comm. v. Lukach, April 11, 2017

Municipal Ct mistrial is not acquittal and can be appealed without violating Double Jeopardy, Comm. v. Baldwin, April 10, 2017

CI statements insufficient for search warrant when no corroboration of insider information provided, Comm. v. Manuel, April 10, 2017

Seeking to pay victim to not testify about rape is not necessarily crime of Solicitation to Intimidate Witness, Comm. v. Von Evans, April 6, 2017

Proposed new Pa.R.Crim.P. 490.1 on expungement of summary truancy conviction, comments by May 5, 2017, Criminal Procedural Rules Amendment

Proposed amendment to Pa.R.Crim.P. 522 re reluctant material witness who is under 18, comments by May 5, 2017, Criminal Procedural Rules Amendment

Discovery

Sharing opinion letter by outside counsel with PR firm waives attorney client privilege & work product, Bousamra v. Exela Health et al, March 13, 2017

For more details, see blog post by Kevin Allen, March 21, 2017

Evidence

Sharing opinion letter by outside counsel with PR firm waives attorney client privilege & work product, Bousamra v. Exela Health et al, March 13, 2017

For more details, see blog post by Kevin Allen, March 21, 2017

Family Law

Parent Coordinator proposed Rules re-published for comments by June 2, 2017, Domestic Relations Rules, April 10, 2017

Supreme Court adopts new Support Guidelines, effective May 1, 2017, Support Guidelines, February 10, 2017

Juvenile Law

Numerous Juvenile Courtt Rules amended changing “Master” to “Juvenile Court Hearing Officer,” Juvenile Court Rules, April 7, 2017

Mergers and Acquisitions

Failure to get tax opinion justifies refusal to go ahead with corporate merger, DE Supreme Ct, Delaware Supreme Court, April 7, 2017

Products Liability

Superior Ct discusses risk-utility analysis & evidence of industry safety standards under Tincher, Renninger v. A&R Machine Shop and Cass Hudson Co., April 11, 2017

Real Estate

No summary judgment for title insurer in dispute over land insured, when metes & bounds does not match tax parcel number, Michael v. Stock, April 11, 2017

General Interest

Positions available on five Supreme Ct boards and committees; apply by 4-30-17,  Supreme Ct Boards, April 11, 2017

PA judges prohibited from bias, harassment based on gender identity or expression, eff. immediately, Rules of Judicial Conduct, March 28, 2017

Sharing opinion letter by outside counsel with PR firm waives attorney client privilege & work product, Bousamra v. Exela Health et al, March 13, 2017

For more details, see blog post by Kevin Allen, March 21, 2017

PA Supreme Court reduces active attorney registration fees, increases inactive attorney’s fees, both effective for the 2017-18 annual attorney assessment, Rule 219, February 15, 2017

Supreme Ct adopts Public Access Policy for Case Records in Appellate, Trial Courts, local rules vacated unless approved by AOPC on recommendation of President Judge, effective January 6, 2018, AOPC Policy

 

 

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