Legal Links – January 22, 2016

January 22, 2016

On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog.

1.  Estate Planning and Digital Access.Apple takes password security seriously. Some might argue too seriously, especially considering the following circumstances: Widow Told by Apple to Get Court Order So She Can Continue to Play a Card Game on the Couple’s iPad After Her Husband’s Death. Our own estate planning attorneys Jon Gruber and Lindsay Schoeneberger discussed the importance of estate planning and the digital age in the following posts:

Death in the Digital Age
Emailing After Death
Facebook’s New Legacy Contact

2.  SPOILER ALERT. Ok, you’re safe reading this section but beware clicking on any of the links if you haven’t finished Making a Murderer.

Most of our office has been binge-watching the Netflix documentary, which tells the story of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey and paints a bleak picture of many aspects of our criminal justice system. There is plenty to read on the topic, be it online detectives on Reddit or exclusive interviews of the cast of characters.

We found this article about from The New Yorker fascinating as a commentary on the documentary itself: Dead Certainty – How “Making a Murderer” goes wrong

3.  Law Review – Winter Storm Jonas Edition. If you’re planning on driving during or in the aftermath of Winter Storm Jonas, make sure you clear your car of ice and snow.

It’s not just for safety reasons, it’s the law: Pennsylvania Vehicle Code Law Section 3720, enacted in 2006, states that when snow or ice is dislodged from a moving vehicle and causes injury, you could be fined up to $1,000.

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