common law

Supreme Court Continues to Disfavor Non-Compete Covenants Unsupported by Consideration

An agreement containing a non-compete covenant executed during employment can be challenged for lack of consideration even though the parties intended to be legally bound pursuant to the Uniform Written Obligations Act (UWOA), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in Socko v. Mid-Atlantic Systems of CPA, Inc.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:25+00:00 December 9th, 2015|Categories: Employment Law, Labor Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Supreme Court Continues to Disfavor Non-Compete Covenants Unsupported by Consideration

Common Law Infancy Defense Remains Viable in Criminal Prosecutions for Conduct Committed before age 14

The common law defense of infancy remains applicable in criminal proceedings where the defendant is being prosecuted for conduct committed before the age of 14, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled in Com. v. Martz.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:28+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Categories: Criminal Law, Juvenile Law|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Common Law Infancy Defense Remains Viable in Criminal Prosecutions for Conduct Committed before age 14