Are inmates entitled to medical care?

Are inmates entitled to medical care?

Health care is a civil right for inmates, and must be provided to prisoners because they cannot arrange for their own medical care. Too often this right is not respected. 

Insurance Coverage: Limited Tort versus Full Tort

Insurance Coverage: Limited Tort versus Full Tort

Most automobile owners understand that they are required by law to purchase some type of insurance to help cover any accidents that they cause. What drivers may not understand, however, is that the type of insurance they purchase may limit the amount they can recover in a lawsuit over an accident - even if it was caused by someone else!

Suing the King - Sovereign Immunity and its Exceptions

Suing the King - Sovereign Immunity and its Exceptions

In old England, while the system of law we still use today was being developed, kings realized that the courts they were setting up might leave them vulnerable to being sued by their own subjects. In response, the principle of sovereign immunity was developed and enshrined as law: you cannot sue the king.

“Pay if paid” vs. “Pay when paid” Clauses

“Pay if paid” vs. “Pay when paid” Clauses

Of the many legal issues that can arise between a contractor and its subcontractors, few are as confusing and counterintuitive as the distinction between “pay if paid” and “pay when paid” contract clauses.

Construction Workplace Misclassification Act – Act No. 72

Construction Workplace Misclassification Act – Act No. 72

The Construction Workplace Misclassification Act regulates when contractors may identify their workers as independent contractors for payroll and tax purposes. This act must be understood in light of the Unemployment Compensation Act, which requires employers to pay a small percentage of each employee’s, but not independent contractor’s, earnings in unemployment compensation tax. Failure to abide by these regulations can trigger criminal prosecution and heavy fines.

Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act

Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act

What is the purpose of this law? The Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (PCSPA) was created to assist businesses and individuals collect payment for their construction work. All construction contracts fall under the PCSPA, except for improvements to six or less residential units which are simultaneously under construction.

Meet Joe Caulfield

Meet Joe Caulfield

Joe was born in Frostburg, Maryland and moved to Erie when he was 11. Joe was home educated all the way through high school, and then went to Gannon University and majored in philosophy. He graduated in 2013 and entered Duquesne Law that fall, and graduated from there in June. He took the bar exam in July, got married in august, and began working for the Mizner Law Firm later that month. Joe is the second oldest of ten children, and his wife is a first grade teacher at Our Lady Christian School.