Category: Civil LItigation

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 […]

Dec
30
2015

DRONES AND TRESPASS

Can you trespass with a drone? Can you prevent a drone from flying over your property? Can you shoot it down if it does? Can you sue the operator? The British colony of Pennsylvania was given to William Penn in 1681. Most property owners in Pennsylvania can trace their deeds back to “warrants” from William […]

Dec
28
2015

Did you get a Drone for Christmas?

If I received a drone for Christmas does it need to be registered? If I have drone do I have to get a license to fly it? 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 […]