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Be Careful What You Record – It Could Be a Felony!

Be Careful What You Record – It Could Be a Felony!

  • Jul 19, 2017
  • By Benjamin R. Picker

Pennsylvania is one of only a handful of states to require the consent of all participants in order to make an audio recording of a conversation. However, that does not mean that all conversations are protected. There are of course exceptions.

3rd Circuit Holds 1st Amendment Right to Record Police

  • Jul 10, 2017
  • By Benjamin R. Picker

    On July 7, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that there is a First Amendment right to record police officers in public while they are performing their official duties.

    Selection of Only Commercial Properties for Tax Assessment Appeals Ruled Unconstitutional

    Selection of Only Commercial Properties for Tax Assessment Appeals Ruled Unconstitutional

    • Jul 6, 2017
    • By Benjamin R. Picker

    On July 5, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that school districts and other taxing authorities in Pennsylvania may not selectively appeal the real estate tax assessments of only a particular class of properties, such as commercial properties, because doing so violates the Uniformity Clause of the Pennsylvania Constitution.

    U.S. Supreme Court Guts Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

    U.S. Supreme Court Guts Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

    • Jun 12, 2017
    • By Benjamin R. Picker

    The Supreme Court has undermined what many believe is the intent of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

    Confession of Judgment – Be Careful When Giving Up Your Right to Due Process

    • Industry Brief
    • May 26, 2017
    • By Benjamin R. Picker

    Does your proposed or existing commercial lease or other commercial contract contain a confession of judgment clause? If so, you should read this so that you understand your rights and the applicable law.

    Has time run out? The law of the “Statute of Limitations” in Pennsylvania

    Has time run out? The law of the “Statute of Limitations” in Pennsylvania

    • Feb 6, 2017
    • By Benjamin R. Picker

    If you are wronged, how long do you have before you must sue or forever lose your right to do so? This is a very important question that non-lawyers don’t often think about.

    Confession of Judgment – Be Careful When Giving Up Your Right to Due Process

    • Industry Brief
    • May 26, 2017
    • By Benjamin R. Picker

    Does your proposed or existing commercial lease or other commercial contract contain a confession of judgment clause? If so, you should read this so that you understand your rights and the applicable law.