202007.05
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Thinking of Entering into an Alimony Agreement: Don’t Get ‘Stuck’ If Your Circumstances Change

A recent decision by the Superior Court of Pennsylvania illustrates what can go wrong when you enter into an alimony agreement, then experience a change in circumstances. Alimony Agreement In Rosiecki v. Rosiecki, a divorcing couple entered into a marital settlement agreement before a divorce master. In their agreement, the couple converted a spousal support…

202006.21
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U.S. Supreme Court Rules for DACA Program’s Dreamers

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 18 rejected the Trump administration’s efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, handing a major victory to nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. Under the Obama-era program, qualified individuals, so-called “Dreamers,” were given temporary legal status, allowing them to…

202006.14
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Preservation of Evidence: Here’s What Can Happen When Your Request to Preserve Video Footage Comes Too Late

Readers of this blog know that personal injury lawsuits often hinge on video evidence and the importance of ensuring that such evidence is preserved immediately following an accident. But what happens when the request to preserve video evidence is made too late, and the video has been overwritten? The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently addressed…

202005.31
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DUI Sentencing and ARD: What’s a ‘Prior Conviction’?

In a victory for repeat DUI defendants who previously accepted an accelerated rehabilitative disposition (ARD), the Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently ruled that a driver’s prior acceptance of an ARD in a DUI case is not a “prior conviction” for the purpose of sentencing the driver for a subsequent DUI. This ruling is significant because…