Category: Newsletters

Death Without Dignity: An Avoidable Tragedy

On March 31, 2005, Terri Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged woman originally from this region, died while in hospice care in Florida. She died nearly ten days after her feeding tube was ordered removed from her body by a state court judge. Ms. Schiavo became the… Continue reading

Welcome to the World, You Are on Videotape

My family is about to celebrate the first birthday of our son. The year has gone by so fast, and the approach of this milestone has caused me to recall his birth. One of the questions asked of my wife and me by the hospital… Continue reading

Oh, What a Nuisance

That little kid on your block who is annoying, unpleasant and obnoxious; he may be a nuisance generically but not legally. A nuisance can have legal significance and can be a civil wrong. In the legal sense a nuisance is the interference with an individual’s… Continue reading

Covenants Not to Compete

In today’s corporate world, a Darwinistic climate has developed where corporate officers and directors will take whatever actions they believe are necessary for their companies to survive. These actions may include requiring new employees to sign covenants not to compete upon termination of employment. An… Continue reading

Job References

Sellers of Goods Take Notice!

If you are a seller of goods, there are certain provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code which you should be aware of and which can be advantageous where your buyer becomes insolvent shortly after delivery of your goods. As we will see, prompt action is… Continue reading

The High Price of Refusal

If you have a Pennsylvania driver’s license, you have already consented to have your blood alcohol level tested upon demand by a law enforcement officer. You do not have a right to speak to an attorney before such testing, and failure to comply with a… Continue reading

IRS Certifies Lexus RX 400h for Clean-Fuel Deduction

Automobiles that are powered in part by gasoline and in part by electricity are deemed “clean fuel vehicles”. These vehicles have risen in popularity, in part because of income tax benefits. The IRS has certified the 2006 Lexus RX 400h as eligible for the clean-burning… Continue reading

Schizoid Estate Planners Rejoice: Relief is in Sight

One of the stranger episodes in the world of tax law may be coming to a close, mercifully. In 2000, to fulfill a campaign promise of the new President, Congress adopted an amendment to the Internal Revenue Code; by any measure it was bizarre. The… Continue reading