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Recent Retweet: Marbury v Madison anniversary

No. 1308 West Wing ReportsVerified account‏ @WestWingReport  Feb 24 On This Day. 1803: A hallmark of American democracy—the principle of checks & balances— was affirmed by Supreme Court in Marbury v. Madison

Measure Thrice, Cut Once

No. 1,304 I received a comment through the contact box this week.  In case you haven’t noticed, I shut down the comments after each post some months ago because they were being flooded with robotic spam. Even Captcha couldn’t stem the flow completely.  So, if you want to leave a comment, you can reach me […]

Advice on Decision-making from the Master

No. 1,301 The following recently appeared in Quora.

In case you missed it — here’s a link to the obituary to end all obituaries.

No. 1,300 Click here.   Yes this is a real obituary that appeared in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. I published the link rather than cutting and pasting so you could see where it originated.  I hear his family was unaware of it, but says its just like him. Maybe you’ll wish you knew him. CLT

Its jail time if your cell phone rings in this courtroom!

No. 1,299

How to Effectively Cross Examine an Expert Without Discussing His/Her Opinion.

No. 1,287 Here’s avery good  post in the California Education of the Bar Blog that is worth a read by trial lawyers demonstrating the indirect questioning of an expert witness. You never challenge the conclusion, but bring up undeniable truths. The Art of Cross Examination, by Francis L. Wellman, an old classic, told about a […]

What’s the 27th Amendment to the Constitution?

No. 1,277 Hint:  it took over 200 years to ratify. CLICK HERE FOR ANSWER.

The Act 91 Notice for Delinquent Mortgages Facing Foreclosure has Changed

No. 1,272 The form of the Act 91 Notice to delinquent homeowners facing mortgage foreclosure has changed.  The entire second page is a Spanish translation of page 1.  Aside from that, the document is more succinct.  However, a great deal of attention is paid to font size. Here is the new form of the Notice. […]

On Ramp to Heaven

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Rental Properties in Pennsylvania are Required to Have Operating Carbon Monoxide Detectors

No. 1,260   Carbon Monoxide Alarm Standards Act 35 P.S. § 7221 – 7227 (Current through 12/18/2013) (When referring to section numbers, use the last digit of each section. For example, 25 P.S. §7222 might be referred to as Section 2 of the Act) TABLE OF CONTENTS Short title Definitions Administration Carbon monoxide alarm requirements […]

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CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 40 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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