Pennsylvania Communications Law Questions & Answers

Q: If an attorney makes an appearance as additional counsel for a plaintiff, is it required that both are on the filings?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation, Communications Law and Legal Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 8, 2018
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
That is not usually how it goes. The judge will want all attorneys to enter their appearances.

Q: Can you tell a true story on a podcast, change names and locations and it be legal? Can a teacher do this?

2 Answers | Asked in Entertainment / Sports, Communications Law and Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 26, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Depends on the circumstances. It is not illegal but it could make it a case for libel.

Q: my friend is 16 she wants to go to texas to see her boyfriend , could she go ?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 22, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Technically her mom could report her as missing. Given the distance seems like she needs to figure out if this guy is worth the money as it sounds like he is getting the better of the deal.

Q: Phone Seizure Questions, Please Help

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 11, 2018
Mr. Ryan L Hyde's answer
You don't pose a question to be answered. Search and seizure law is pretty broad and fact specific. You can retry to post here but remember this an open forum and facts stated here can be used against you. Or you can consult local counsel and see if they can assist.

Q: woman signing me up to many websites from whom im receiving calls,emails and contacting family facebook and lying abt me

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jan 10, 2017
Mr. Ryan L Hyde's answer
No offense, but have you tried calling the police? Depending on the severity of these incidents they can take investigatory action and eventually even charge with stalking. Depending on the websites there are serious safety concerns with this type of behavior. Private criminal complaints are usually a method of last resort as district attorneys don't take them terribly seriously. The issue is if its even semi chargeable they are just going to send it to the police department. Why not cut...

Q: If a security deposit check is mailed to you, in your name, but you lived with another person. Is that check yours?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Divorce and Estate Planning for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 14, 2015
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Actually, it would be up to the divorce judge to decide, together with who is entitled to the rest of the marital property. You paid the deposit with your bonus check, true, but (assuming you were living together as husband an wife when you paid the deposit), the bonus check would have been marital property. Everything else being equal, it looks like he is entitled to half of it.

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