Who Let the Dogs In?

A Pennsylvania couple with 21 Siberian husky dogs at their home recently lost a battle with their local zoning officer, who objected to the size of their dog pack. The couple’s home was on a three acre lot, zoned for residential use and bordering on a large agricultural zone. The couple modified a garage workshop […]
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Sense of Smell Essential to Police Work

Concluding that police officers cannot do their jobs if they cannot “smell out” crime, a Pennsylvania appellate court agreed that a Pennsylvania township police officer was totally disabled as a result of his losing his sense of smell. The police officer was badly injured in a motorcycle accident while off duty. The injuries resulted in […]
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Tee Shot Plan Goes Awry, Golfers Liable for Injury

Pennsylvania law makes it almost impossible for participants in sporting events to sue each other over their injuries. For the most part, both the players and the spectators at sporting events are presumed to have voluntarily assumed all risks that naturally flow from the often rough and tumble arena of private and spectator sports. In […]
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Child Support for College Students

Pennsylvania law provides that a parent’s entitlement to receive child support from the other parent ends when the child is 18 years old and has graduated from high school. It also ends if the child is emancipated—living independently of both parents, in a self supporting status. Some exceptions are made for special needs or disabled […]
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Products Liability and Defective Vehicles

The heirs of a Pennsylvania man who died when he crashed his pickup truck into an embankment have won a second chance to take their claims against Ford Motor Company to a jury trial. The accident happened when the man was on his way to work in his Ford F 150 pickup truck. He skidded […]
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