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Pa. County Clerk’s Stand Sparks Marriage Equality Showdown

A Pennsylvania judge ordered a county clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, which he’s done since shortly after the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in June. This week, the county pledged to fight back by appealing the ruling. After the defeat of DOMA, the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed a suit alleging the unconstitutionality of the state’s same-sex marriage ban, in effect since 1996. Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen …

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Posted 2 years ago in Consumer Law by Aaron Kase  
Consumers Win Battle Over Pennsylvania Payday Lending Scams

Consumer advocates in Pennsylvania won a hard-fought delay on Wednesday against a pending bill in the legislature that would once again permit payday lenders to charge predatory rates and victimize the state’s poor and downtrodden residents. Bill would raise allowable interest rates to 369 percent Loan companies falsely claim the bill is a “consumer protection law” Predatory lending banned in 17 states and on military bases   Army of Lobbyists A bill that passed the Pennsylvania state house earlier this …

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Posted 2 years ago in Medical Malpractice Uncategorized by Josh Crank  
‘Error in Judgment’ May Be Valid Defense for Medical Malpractice

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is slated to hear the appeal of a medical malpractice case that could usher a controversial defense position back into Pennsylvania courthouses. Depending on the high court’s ruling, Pennsylvania physicians defending against medical malpractice suits may once again be entitled to a jury instruction that “a mere error in judgment” does not constitute negligence. The case being appealed involves a two-month old boy, Anthony Passarello, who underwent multiple treatments for gastroesophageal reflux in 2001. After several …

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Posted 2 years ago in Elder Law by Aaron Kase  
If Your Parents Can’t Pay Their Bills, You May Have To

A Pennsylvania man got some unpleasant news when he found out a nursing home was sticking him with a bill for $93,000 for his mother’s medical care. Pennsylvania’s “filial support law”can make children liable for parents’ bills Twenty-eight other states have similar laws First known filial support case with large liability but no fault   Payback Time Parents can spend a fortune feeding, clothing and educating their children. Now, it’s time for the kids to give back, says the Pennsylvania …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government by Aaron Kase  
ACLU sues To Block Pennsylvania Voter ID Law

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania has launched a lawsuit challenging a state law that requires voters to show photo identification before they are allow to cast their ballot, claiming that residents who have voted for decades will be disenfranchised. Plaintiff who marched with Martin Luther King lacks documentation required to vote in November Law expected to turn poor, minority, elderly and college-aged voters away from polling places Estimates of how many people to be affected range from 80,000 …

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