Plans were announced some time ago to widen Route 80 through Stroudsburg and north to the Route 380 split. If you live in the Poconos, visit here during holidays, or suffer in traffic when the inevitable truck accident occurs, you understand the need for an upgrade. Traffic Woes When Route 80 is backed up or at…

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that only a physician, not a member of his staff, must obtain “informed consent” from a patient before performing medical procedures. Brain Surgery In Shinal v. Toms, Dr. Steven Toms, the chief of neurosurgery at Geisinger in Danville performed surgery to remove a tumor in Megan Shinal’s brain. During…

$3.1 million verdict for motorcyclist. A Philadelphia jury just awarded the estate of a motorcycle rider $3.1 million in a case involving the admissibility of a GoPro video recording. The death of the cyclist is tragic. However, the result of this case is encouraging for those of us who ride. The Facts Calvin Wilson and…

There is a growing consensus among federal appeals courts that law enforcement can request tracking data from a user’s cellphone without a warrant and without violating the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable search and seizure. The Supreme Court just decided this past Monday (6/5/17) in Carpenter v. USA to answer the question whether the Fourth…

The press is reporting today that President Trump nominated Stephanos Bibas for a Third Circuit judgeship. Bibas is reported to be a law professor at Penn and a former clerk of Justice Anthony Kennedy. If this sounds familiar, the most recent Supreme Court Justice, Neal Gorsuch, was also a Kennedy law clerk. Preliminary research suggests…

We are pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity for the Poconos. NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on WRTI and WWFM, will record a radio broadcast at the Smith-McFarland Theater at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania Friday, July 21 at 1 PM. The popular NPR…

On June 1, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Bauer v. Becerra, that a fee on firearms transfers to fund enforcement efforts against illegal firearm purchasers did not violate the Second Amendment. The California program, established in 2001, enforces California’s prohibitions on firearm possession by identifying “persons who have ownership or possession…

The Eastern Monroe Public Library is having its annual book sale beginning Saturday at the Hughes Branch on Route 611 in Stroud Township. The sale is coordinated by the “Friends” of the library, an enthusiastic group of volunteers that raise needed funds for the library by working on this project throughout the year. Our office…

On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court set aside a multi-million dollar verdict in a California shooting case. LA police had burst into a shack without a search warrant and grievously shot two people. At issue in County of LA v. Mendez was the 9th Circuit’s “Provocation” Rule which allows claims against officers…

You can follow Jerry on Twitter and LinkedIn. What apps or tools are essential to your daily workflow? I find my iPhone 7 and iPad (3rd generation) indispensable in keeping up with all of the deadlines and projects that a busy litigation practice requires. I use an app called “Dictate” to dictate letters, pleadings, and…