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Unconstitutional mandatory minimum sentences invalidated even if they predated Alleyne

Filed under: Criminal Law by Contributor @ August 21, 2014

When it was decided in 2013, the legal community knew that Alleyne v. United States would have a large impact on criminal trials throughout the country. Alleyne made mandatory minimum sentences elements of the crime that must be submitted to juries rather than decided upon by judges during sentencing. The only question of Alleyne was when we would see it start to take […]

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Deals Blow to Homeowners

Filed under: Stucco Home Litigation by Contributor @ August 18, 2014

In Conway v. Cutler Group, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that a home builder’s implied warranty of habitability does not apply to a subsequent purchaser of the home. Essentially, this means that the subsequent purchaser of a home cannot sue the original builder of the home for any latent defects which the original builder was responsible for. In Conway, […]

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First Suburban Red Light Cameras Installed In Abington

Filed under: News by Contributor @ August 12, 2014

Abington Township has become the first Philadelphia suburb to start using red light cameras. The cameras were placed in service on August 1, 2014, although violations are currently only being punished with warnings. After a two-month grace period, the fine for driving through a red light will be $100. The cameras will not only ticket […]

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Primer on Defenses to Speeding

Filed under: Criminal Law by Contributor @ August 8, 2014

Introduction One of the most frustrating things that can happen while driving is receiving a speeding ticket, especially when you were “just going the speed of traffic.” Many motorists believe that speeding tickets are impossible to fight because of how seemingly straightforward they are, but after you finish reading this primer, you will have an […]

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PA Turnpike Speed Limit Being Increased

Filed under: News by Contributor @ August 1, 2014

Good news for motorists who frequently drive the Pennsylvania Turnpike: The speed limit is being raised from 65 MPH to 70 MPH for a stretch of almost 100 miles. The increased speed limit will extend from Exit 298, the exit for Interstate 176 near Morgantown, PA, to Exit 201, the exit for Route 998 near Kenmar, […]

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