Category: Civil LItigation

Jul
16
2019

Firearm Rights Restoration- Federal Government Acknowledges Relief in Pennsylvania

Firearm Rights Restoration- Federal Government Now Acknowledges Relief Issued in Pennsylvania Courts for Mental Health Commitments On July 1, 2019, the ATF granted the Certification of Qualifying Relief from Disabilities filed by the Pennsylvania State Police.  This decision means that those granted relief in Pennsylvania Courts from firearm prohibitions arising from prior mental health commitments, […]

Dec
06
2018

TURNING A “PAPER STREET” INTO PAPER DEED: DO YOU OWN ADJOINING PROPERTY AND NOT EVEN REALIZE IT?

Do you have rights to a paper street that would entitle you to ownership of an adjoining property and not even realize it? With the rise to prominence of subdivisions in developing areas, such as State College, comes a plethora of unique legal issues. In particular, the law has been asked to deal with not […]

Jun
21
2017

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decides Right-to-Know Case in Favor of Centre County Resident

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decides Right-to-Know Case in Favor of Centre County Resident allowing access to police dashcam video. On June 20, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a decision allowing public access to police “dash cam” videos, unless the police can prove that such videos include investigative material. Centre County resident Michelle Grove, represented by […]

Dec
27
2016

Drone Registration or License Required?

Is drone registration required for the drone I got for Christmas? Do I need a license to fly a drone? Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones as they are often called, are increasingly available online and on store shelves. Prospective operators—from consumers to businesses—want to fly and fly safely, but many don’t realize that, just […]

Nov
21
2016

Surveillance Video requested under RTKL denied

The Commonwealth Court recently ruled on a right-to-know request for a casino’s surveillance video that captured a two-vehicle collision. In Pennsylvania State Police v. Kim, the Court found that the video collected by Pennsylvania State Police was a part of a criminal investigation and protected under the Criminal History Record Information Act. The Court’s decision […]

Sep
15
2016

State College Lawyer Argues Dashcam Case

Attorney Helen Stolinas of The Mazza Law Group, PC in State College, argued a case of statewide importance involving a police dashcam and the Right to Know Law yesterday before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Her client is Michelle Grove of Spring Mills. The case arose when Ms. Grove filed a request for a “dashcam” video […]