Thursday, June 16, 2005

Evidence - admissibility of instant messages

In the Interest of FP
Superior Court June 15, 2005

http://www.courts.state.pa.us/OpPosting/Superior/out/s10004_05.pdf

Held: Messages proper admitted under circumstances of the case.

Don Marritz, MidPenn Legal Services

UC case - willful misconduct - computers

Blicha v. UCBR - June 15, 2005
http://www.courts.state.pa.us/OpPosting/CWealth/out/1855CD04_6-15-05.pdf

Held: There was substantial evidence to find that claimant had downloaded pornography on his work computer, in violation of work rule, despite lack of witness to testify to visual sighting of the improper use. Over 150 pornographic images were found on the computer. Evidence showed that they were accessed during work hours using cl's computer with his log-in and password.

Don Marritz, MidPenn Legal Services

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