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Sheriff Sales in the COVID-19 Era

No. 1,644 The Court of Common Pleas has automatically postponed all sheriff’s sales scheduled on May 4, 2020 to July 6, 2020. Problem is, will the spacing and mask requirements be enforced?  Anyone who has ever attended a sheriff sale knows that the Gold Room is always packed. Any attempt to enforce spacing would probably […]

Its a New World. Be Brave.

No. 1,639 Its been awhile since my last post.  The world has changed and not for the better.  We are quarantined in our homes, waiting for COVID-19 to pass away.  Today is the first day that masks are required in Pennsylvania for those who venture out to “necessary businesses.”  On TV news broadcasts, I see […]

The Quintessential Trivia Question

No. 1,638 Back in the day, when our neighbors used to get together under the stars to play Trivia on a summer night, I remember my neighbor complaining that too many Trivia questions (at least in the early editions) contained answers that weren’t trivial, but the product of a liberal education. For example, who wrote […]

What is the Fastest Growing Type of Household Debt Today?

No. 1,637 According to J P Morgan, as reported in DS News, a electronic newsletter for the banking industry, the fastest growing category of household debt is CLICK HERE. Hint: Repayment problems may be the root of the next financial crisis. CLT


No. 1,636 We obtained real ID’s this month. PennDOT says that they are “optional” but one day, sooner than you think, they are going to be mandatory. Unless you have a passport, they are or will be required in all states for domestic air travel. Also, as a lawyer, I’ll need them to enter any […]

Ten Things They Won’t Tell You Before You Enroll in Law School.

No. 1,635 DEDICATED TO MY COLLEAGUE AND FELLOW BLOGGER, ADRIAN BARON, ESQ.,THE NUTMEG LAWYER. WHO HAS EXPLAINED THE PRINCIPLES SET FORTH BELOW IN DEPTH. You probably won’t know for sure that you have chosen the wrong profession until you have tried and failed. Get ready for a lifetime of compromise, populated by second, third and fourth […]

The Nutmeg Lawyer Returns, again.

No. 1,634 Yes, the Nutmeg Lawyer is back. Click the link and bookmark it. It will save you some trouble getting back, since prior incarnations of the blog (except the first one) are still on line. What happened to the first one? We bloggers used to have to watch out for claim jumpers, just like […]

What We Can Learn From Instant Replay.

No. 1,631 While watching sports on TV, did you ever notice how often instant replay reveals some critical detail that you hadn’t even noticed the first time? The wide receiver stepped on the chalk line. A flagrant penalty was committed and neither you nor the referee even saw it. It occurs all of the time. […]

Praise Addiction

No. 1,630 TO THE NEXT GENERATION: We all like to be told that we are doing a good job. According to a series of articles I read in Inc. Magazine, when some employees don’t get enough praise, they grow to hate their jobs. They might even quit. If you suspect that you are one of […]

Opportunity Knocks — Answer it!

No. 1,629 I responded to a call from Casa San Jose recently. Two individuals had been picked up by ICE and detained temporarily at their facility on the South Side. I submitted the proper form and sent in my card. They were each given the opportunity to talk to me by cell phone while I […]

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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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