Pittsburgh Legal Back Talk

Legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus.

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Banks assessed Two Hundred Forty Three Billion in fines since the financial crisis.

No. 1,426 Bank of American came in first, followed by JP Morgan.  DS News, an online newsletter for the mortgage servicing industry, reports the tally.

Summary Judgment and the Nanty Glo Rule; the Banker’s Affidavit is still not enough.

No. 1,383 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA  v. PREMIER HOTELS GROUP, LLC. 2017 PA Super. 405 (2017) In response to a mortgage foreclosure action, Premier sold its property in Dunmore, Lackawanna County, PA and paid over the proceeds to Wells Fargo, assignee of the mortgage. However, in a Complaint filed in 2015, Wells Fargo claimed that […]

Confession of Judgment and Political Advertising

No. 1,289 The TV advertising on both sides of the Pennsylvania Senatorial race has been an abomination of untruth, half truth and true but irrelevant statements.  So perhaps one more wrong allegation doesn’t matter very much. In fact, some of the claims are so outrageous, that even a child could see through them. Nevertheless,  the […]

Pittsburgh High on List of Places to Invest in Single Family Residences

Pittsburgh is tied for third highest cap rate for single family residences as investments among US cities. Cap rate is the ratio between net annual income and fair market value.

Pennsylvania Associations Code Amendments to Change Corporate Filings Beginning on July 1, 2015.

As July 1 approaches, you’ll be hearing a lot more about this statute. Also known as the Entity Transactions Act or Law, it substantially modernizes and rearranges Title 15.


CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 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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