Legal Links – November 6, 2015

November 6, 2015

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.  Happy #LoveYourLawyerDay! Since there is a ‘day’ for everything from Marmot Day (February 2) to Make Your Bed Day (September 11, also every day in my house or I get grounded), why not celebrate Love Your Lawyer Day, which is today, November 6, 2015?

In case you aren’t quite up for it, take solace in that November 6 is also Saxophone Day and my personal favorite, Nachos Day.

We’d love you to love us not just on Love Your Lawyer Day, but every day – but if love is too much of a commitment, maybe you could just like us on Facebook?

2.  Hey, that’s my hotspot! The Federal Communications Commission recently fined Hilton Hotels for its conduct during an investigation into whether the hotel chain blocked customers’ personal Wi-Fi hotspots. Using a Wi-Fi hotspot on your cell phone can not only save you from expensive fees charged by hotels for internet access, but can also help avoid security concerns while using public networks.

3.  Lock your car doors, folks. Why? You might have an unlikely intruder – the police. At least if you live in New Haven, Connecticut, that is. As an initiative to encourage the public to lock their car doors and prevent theft by actual thieves, police are confiscating items from unlocked cars, and holding the them for pickup at the local police station.

According to a statement by a New Haven police officer, there is an exception in Connecticut law that would normally require a search warrant for this type of seizure that permits the initiative’s activities.

4.  Law Review. In the October 2015 edition of Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, a scholarly article provides an overview of the law in Pennsylvania as it relates to civil liability for gun storage. Check it out here at page 152: Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly – October 2015, Pennsylvania Civil Liability for Negligent Gun Storage.

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