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Landlord & Tenant: When the Occupant is not the Tenant.

No. 1,336 The Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Blog raises some important questions for landlords to consider.  When the apartment is not be occupied by the party who is paying the tab conflicts can arise.  For example, when an employer rents an apartment for one or more employees, you the landlord may be placed in a double […]

Positive Thinking.

No. 1,335

Kicking the Canned Speech Down the Road.

No. 1,332 Here’s an item from Time that is worth sharing.  A graduate gave his own commencement speech rather than read the one he was directed to give by the school administration.  In retaliation, the school withheld his diploma, at least temporarily. I was surprised that a school would do such a thing.  After all, […]

Happy Father’s Day, Phil Mickelson!

No. 1,330 Fortunately for Phil Mickelson, he had the power to make the choice.  Passing up the US Open to attend the high school graduation ceremony where his daughter would speak as valedictorian was, in his words “a no brainer.” Nice of him to say it that way, but the truth is that it involved […]

Liverpool on the Mon

No. 1,324 We sometimes stop for breakfast on Sunday at a neighborhood sports bar/restaurant.  At 10 AM on Sunday morning about the only thing going on is soccer broadcast live from Europe and yesterday it was Midland v Liverpool in the Premier League.  The place was quite full, but it often is, sometimes even on […]

Facebook: Too Much Sharing, Not Enough Content.

No. 1,322 I don’t have a Facebook  page and I won’t read yours, either.  Sorry, I am too busy.  And most of the stuff you post there is none of my business anyway. Litigants are always reading each other’s entries and coming up with potentially embarrassing information.  Somehow, mortal enemies manage to gain access to […]

Are You a Hunter?

No. 1,321 Through over 90% of the history of our species the primary means of survival was through gathering wild fruit, grains, berries and the like and then by hunting.  Those who excelled as hunters ate first, survived and raised families, who in turn ate better and more regularly than the families of less gifted […]

Privacy and Security In the 21st Century.

No. 1,319 Everybody needs privacy.  But the internet has a strange way of giving it to the undeserving, like hackers, and taking it away from those who need it most, like lawyers and their clients. A lawyer has an ethical duty to protect a client’s confidences and that duty is becoming increasingly difficult.  We receive […]

A Change of Pace

No. 1,316 Here’s a link to a piece I wrote for the Lebo Life Blog called People of the Morning.  I think you may like it.

Excellent Retweet!

No. 1,311

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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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