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Old but Still Useful — to Someone Else.

No. 1,628 Spring cleaning is a time for decision.  When you buy a new computer you know that you will never plug in the old one again. Yet, you keep it. After all, it may be worth something.  Years ago, you could give it to your nephew.  But now your nephew has better electronics than […]

Family Feedback — What a Concept!

No. 1,547 I was over at the Family Division building (formerly the jail) today.  I don’t go there much, so I never noticed the feedback machine on the way out.  It may have been there for years or installed today. This one uses four emoji to ask you one question.  Its brilliant.  People get a […]

Famous Last Words: You Who Enter Here Abandon Hope.

No. 1,501 An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. There […]

Bouquet of the Day

No. 1,472

Sign of The Times: Danger Zone.

No. 1,429

Signs of the Times: Is it Either or Both?

No. 1,390

Not Much Ever Happens In Lakeville.

No. 1,275

Signs of the Times: Cell Phone Penalties Rise, But Rules Are Ignored.

No. 1,261 If your cell phone rings in the courtroom in the Allegheny County Common Pleas Criminal Division, expect it to be confiscated and expect to pay the Clerk of Courts $175.00 (according to one tipstaff) to get it back. An older sign stated that the penalty was $50.00.  Apparently that didn’t work. Nevertheless, at […]

If You Don’t Know What This Sign Means, You Don’t Need to Know

No. 1,258  

If Deer Could Read . . .

No. 1,219 THEY WOULD STAY ON THE PATH. Excuse me, but I think I’ll stay out of the park entirely. And what kind of permit is required to do what?

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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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