Friday, August 12, 2005

bankruptcy - criminal restitution order not dischargeable

In re Thompson - 3d Cir. - August  11, 2005

http://www.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinarch/043220p.pdf

Held, state court criminal restitution order is not dischargeable in bankruptcy.  The court said that sec. 523 (a)(7) "preserves from discharge any condition that a state criminal court imposes as part of a criminal sentence." (emphasis in original).  The court said that this was a matter of first impression in the courts of appeals.  David Scholl was the debtor's attorney.

Donald Marritz, staff attorney
MidPenn Legal Services - Gettysburg

Pennsylvania Bulletin of August 13, 2005


Here's the link:

http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol35/35-33/index.html

Of possible interest:

        - court rules - Lebanon County - family division rule amendment
        http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol35/35-33/1511.html

        - court rules- Northampton County - child custody conference procedure
        http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol35/35-33/1512.html

        - health - meeting- Governor's council on health and fitness
        http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol35/35-33/1532.html

        - health - Health Policy Board Meeting
        http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol35/35-33/1533.html

        - welfare - nursing facilities - metropolitan statistical area
        http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol35/35-33/1514.html

        - welfare - demonstration waiver for medicaid for children w/special needs
        http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol35/35-33/1534.html

Don

Donald Marritz, staff attorney
MidPenn Legal Services
128 Breckenridge Street
Gettysburg, Pa. 17325
tel. 717/334-7623 x2414
fax 717/334-0863
dmarritz@midpenn.org
www.midpenn.org

FMLA case - interference


Reid-Falcone v. Luzerne Co. CC - USDC - MD Pa., June 28, 2005

http://www.pamd.uscourts.gov/opinions/vanaskie/02v1818.pdf


An employer interferes with FMLA rights where it does not advise employee of FMLA rights and thus employee is rendered unable to exercise FMLA rights in a meaningful way


Donald Marritz, staff attorney
MidPenn Legal Services - Gettysburg

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