Among the more interesting (pronounced weird) robotic comments I have been getting these days from across the Atlantic are a series of short messages in the form of advertising copy from a group of lawyers in Scotland who specialize in assisting ex-motorists whose driving licenses (or whatever they call them there) have been suspended.
Landlord & Tenant: Appealing from the Magisterial District Judge’s Decision; Welcome to Arbitration, a New Game with New Rules!
However, if the landlord wishes to terminate the lease for non-economic reasons, the lease must have a provision that permits such a termination and it must be plead in the complaint. For example, if the rent is being paid by Section 8, there will probably be no arrearage and thus no grounds for early termination unless another lease provision has been violated. Section 8 tenants are often eligible for free representation by Legal Services. These lawyers know their stuff and will make short work of a poorly plead, poorly proven case involving termination on non-economic grounds. Moreover, the landlord is required by statute to give proper notice to Section 8 of the lease violation and failure to do so could put the landlord back at square one, forced to start over.
Don’t be intimidated by statements that they have all the evidence they need on film. You know that it didn’t happen. Have faith in yourself. Chances are, that they don’t have any evidence except the testimony of the store detectives — you can’t do anything about that, except perhaps to make it worse.
Much has been made of the reluctance of a battered women’s unwillingness to report or prosecute. However, consider the situation from the male perspective. What man wants to admit that his wife beats him? This is a declaration to the world that he is weak and not very manly. If shelters for male victims of domestic violence existed, few if any men would go there.
Posted by Cliff Tuttle (c) 2009 Now the Class of 2009 readies to take the bar exam. Here’s a couple of tips. Take lots of practice exams. Read the multiple choice answers to a question first. Then read the selection and the question. Any other suggestions, lawyers? Good luck. CLT
Posted by Cliff Tuttle (c) 2009 So reports BLT Blog. CLT
The charge that was made by the Cambridge Police against Professor Gates, Disorderly Conduct, is generally at the bottom of the hierachy of criminal charges.
Posted by Cliff Tuttle (c) 2009 A couple of days ago, we carried the story how complaints are being dismissed in large numbers since the US Supreme Court announced its decision in Ashcroft v. Iqbal. Well, now, according to BLT (Blog of the Legal Times) Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter has introduced a bill intended to [...]
Pittsburgh Legal Back Talk has risen the the AVVO legal blog list to number 189. This is the first time, so far as I know, that we have appeared at a rank above 200. In other words, we have more traffic than over half of the blogs on the list.
The ordinance in question, which required City residents to report lost guns, has yet to be enforced. Until it is, the Judge ruled, there is no standing to challenge it. The NRA counsel stated that there will be an appeal, but common sense dictates that she should hold fire and wait for a better shot.
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