Legal Bytes

Civil Procedure

Transcription fees in Philadelphia & Pittsburgh changed effective July 1, 2017, New Transcription Fees, April 25, 2017

Superior Ct discusses exemption from garnishment for jointly owned bank account, Bollard & Associates, Inc. v. H&R Industries et al, April 24, 2017

Criminal Law

Time period between invocation of Miranda & questioning sufficient “break” even tho def was a pretrial detainee, Comm. v. Champney, April 26, 2017

Board of Probation, Parole must consider whether to allow credit for time spent on parole for CPV, Pittman v. PA Board of Probation and Parole, April 26, 2017

Board of Probation, Parole must provide rationale for denying credit for time spent on parole for CPV, Pittman v. PA Board of Probation and Parole, April 26, 2017

Supreme Ct to decide if PCRA counsel abandons client by filing petition 1 day late, Comm. v. Peterson, April 21, 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

Employment

SEPTA is exempt from Philadelphia Fair Practices ordinance,  SEPTA v. City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Human Relations Commission, April 26, 2017

Federal Aviation Admin regulations can’t be used to establish PA public policy exception to at-will employment, Gross v. Nova Chemicals Services, Inc., April 24, 2017

Family Law

 

Proposed amendment to Dom Relations Rules for statewide uniformity in support pleadings, comments by 8-11-17, Domestic Relations Rule Amendments, April 25, 2017

Proposed amendment to Dom Relations Rules precluding unauthorized fees, comments by 8-11-17, Domestic Relations Rule Amendments, April 25, 2017

Transcription fees in Philadelphia & Pittsburgh changed effective July 1, 2017, New Transcription Fees, April 25, 2017

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

Real Estate

Proposed changes to MDJ Rules giving 30 days to appeal for residential tenant, victim of domestic violence, comments by 6-6-17, MDJ Rule Amendments, April 25, 2017

Tort

Superior Ct discusses exemption from garnishment for jointly owned bank account, Bollard & Associates, Inc. v. H&R Industries et al, April 24, 2017

General Interest

Do you want to make a difference? Just a few days to apply for positions on 5 Supreme Ct Boards & Committees, Supreme Court Boards, April 25, 2017

The legal gods still have a sense of humor; SCOTUS decides tribal sovereign immunity case, Lewis v. Clarke, April 25, 2017

Transcription fees in Philadelphia & Pittsburgh changed effective July 1, 2017, New Transcription Fees, April 25, 2017

Amendments to Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement on fines, costs, eff 30 days, Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement, April 24, 2017

David Kwass designated Chair, Johanna Gelb, Vice Chair, Civil Procedural Rules Committee, Civil Procedural Rules Committee, April 24, 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, 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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