Recorded 3-6-18 in Philadelphia. Topics include: regulation of taxis based outside of Philadelphia that operate part time in the city, an insurance company appealing a workers’ compensation claim, co-conspirator criminal liability, whether a vehicle can be categorized as a deadly weapon in a driving under the influence case, whether a construction workplace is considered the employer for a workers’ compensation claim, and involuntary termination of parental rights.
Recorded 2-7-18 in Pittsburgh. Issues include: distributed antenna companies and whether they are or are not public utilities, zoning ordinance changes from residential to commercial districts, eminent domain involving the Sunoco Mariner 2 pipeline, and medical marijuana permit bid review.
Recorded 1-17-18 in Harrisburg. Topic is: consideration of Commonwealth Court Judge Kevin Brobson’s recommendation in the League of Women Voters v. Commonwealth case to determine if the 2011 Congressional Redistricting Plan is constitutional or if it is unconstitutional due to partisan gerrymandering.
Recorded 12-12-17 in Philadelphia. Issues include: providing false identification to police and if a motorist understood she was under investigation during a routine traffic stop, whether counsel was ineffective during voir dire jury selection for not striking prospective jurors with police relatives, whether counsel was ineffective because it was discovered he had been convicted of […]
Recorded 12-6-17 in Harrisburg. Issues include: unemployment benefits and whether they can be denied when the statutory background check compliance deadline is later than an employer deadline, workers’ compensation and the effect on pending cases when a section of the law is found unconstitutional, low-income consumer electricity choice and natural gas fracking regulations.
Recorded 11-29-17 in Harrisburg. Topics include: circumstantial evidence in a case where an 11-year old was convicted of murdering his pregnant stepmother, search warrant probable cause affidavit and whether a mistake in an address invalidates the warrant, Whistleblower Law and whether the award of noneconomic damages is excessive, a motion to suppress evidence that applies […]
Recorded 11-28-17 in Harrisburg. Topics include: an executive order signed by Gov. Tom Wolf allowing state home care workers to unionize, general consent to search a vehicle stopped by police and whether that consent extends to a drug-sniffing canine called in to conduct a further search, high income child support guidelines, song lyrics that threaten […]
Recorded 11-15-17 in Pittsburgh. Topics include: local services taxes and how they are applied when a place of business straddles municipal lines, state retirement pensions and whether a change of beneficiary form that is mailed in is valid if the successor beneficiary dies before the form is registered, warnings for motorists suspected of driving under […]
Recorded 10-18-17 in Philadelphia. Topics include: The Medicaid HealthChoices Program and whether the Department of Human Services properly rejected protests by contract bidders, whether a warning about the consequences of refusing to take a blood alcohol test was adequate, and whether the Sunoco Pipeline Mariner East II natural gas pipeline should comply with local zoning ordinances.