When the Day of ‘Disability’ Isn’t the Day of ‘Disability’: How One Day’s Pay Affected a Claim for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania recently ruled that an employee who received his full wages for the day that he was injured at work was not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits until his next workday. The ruling was critical to the court’s determination that his employer did not miss a deadline to stop paying benefits….


So, You’ve Changed Your Mind: Can You Withdraw Your Guilty Plea?

A recent decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court should make every defendant think long and hard about what they really want to do before pleading guilty to a crime. Plea Agreement In Commonwealth v. Norton, Michael Norton was charged with sexually abusing his paramour’s granddaughter. On the day that his trial was to begin, Norton…


When the Wedding Is Off: Who Gets to Keep the Engagement Ring?

Reality TV show star and hotel heiress Paris Hilton announced last week that she plans to keep her $2 million, 20-carat pear-shaped diamond engagement ring even though she called off her engagement with actor Chris Zylka in October. The breakup happened 10 months after Zylka dropped to one knee on the ski slopes of Aspen,…