- Pennsylvania Supreme Court will decide whether a suspect’s right of privacy is triggered when a police officer impersonates a suspect’s accomplice via text message communication. [Post-Gazette]
- As we discussed last week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court concluded that communications between an attorney and expert are not discoverable without good cause. Courts brace themselves for a raft of ensuing discovery motions. [Legal Intelligencer via Post-Gazette]
- FTC and Facebook settle over privacy issues. [Findlaw]
- Residential mortgage foreclosures generate a ton of work for Pennsylvania firms representing the banks. [Legal Intelligencer] So far in Pittsburgh, I have seen a lot of advertisements for paralegals to do foreclosure work, but not so much for attorneys.
- Speaking of which, GMAC pulls out of the home mortgage market in Massachussets after a lawsuit by the attorney general for unfair and deceptive mortgage lending. [Pittsburgh Legal Backtalk]
- Trib profiles the patent court in Pittsburgh, part of a a pilot program in the federal court to funnel patent cases to courts with expertise in them. [Trib] I hope this makes us a big destination forum for IP litigation. Go Pittsburgh!