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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation, Communications Law and Legal Malpractice for Pennsylvania on

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

I am currently a defendant in a civil matter in Pennsylvania. Two years into the case, a lawyer from a different law firm made an appearance as additional counsel "Lawyer A" for the plaintiff. This new law firm then made motions to the court without having the Plaintiff's original lawyer "Lawyer B"... Read more »

Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Oct 8, 2018

That is not usually how it goes. The judge will want all attorneys to enter their appearances.

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2 Answers | Asked in Entertainment / Sports, Communications Law and Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania on

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

Is this libel if names are not used and locations are not mentioned? What defines Libel?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 26, 2018

Depends on the circumstances. It is not illegal but it could make it a case for libel.

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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law for Pennsylvania on

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

she talked to her mom , but her mom don’t listen

Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 22, 2018

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: Phone Seizure Questions, Please Help

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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Mar 11, 2018

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Pennsylvania on

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

She keeps signing me up via my email address and phone number, along with my wife and we receive several calls/day from companies for which we have never signed up. She also creates fake Facebook profiles under our names and befriends our family and friends and lies about our relationship matters,... Read more »

Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jan 10, 2017

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Divorce and Estate Planning for Pennsylvania on

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

So, I was living with my husband (we were renting an apartment/house) but a divorce has been filed were waiting on the judge.

I moved out of the house and asked the landlords to take me off the lease but they refused for their own reasons. After that my husband moved out. Now I paid the... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 14, 2015

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... Read more »

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