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When rules defy common sense

The Pennsylvania Record May 15, 2017, 9:12am

Thinking – taking everything into consideration – seems like a no-brainer: something every employer would want employees to do, something every teacher would want students to learn how to do.

Third-party financing of litigation is a crime in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Record May 2, 2017, 8:51am

The negative effects of champerty and the bad incentives it creates are well-documented and have been known for centuries. Nevertheless, it has its appeal for attorneys hoping to profit by it without being challenged and held accountable.

Another headline with the term 'Mafia-style' in it

The Pennsylvania Record Apr. 24, 2017, 11:32am

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never harm me.” It's not much of a taunt, is it? In fact, it's positively foolhardy insofar as it encourages the name-caller to abandon his verbal attack and start throwing hard and pointed objects.

'I'm happy, but you have the wrong number'

The Pennsylvania Record Apr. 12, 2017, 12:21pm

Who wants to get unsolicited phone calls? Who would take steps to maximize the likelihood of receiving them by buying multiple cell phones with separate numbers?

Paige Kalika is incontinent to stand trial

The Pennsylvania Record Mar. 29, 2017, 9:49am

“You made me pee myself!” Would you announce that to the world? Would you make a federal case out of it, or even a county court case?

False Claims Act encourages false claims

The Pennsylvania Record Mar. 21, 2017, 9:04am

It's back! The Taxpayer Protection Against Fraud Act will be introduced in the General Assembly again this year, this time by Democratic Rep. Brandon Neuman.