Magisterial District Courts in Pennsylvania Do Not Have Jurisdiction to Hear Civil Actions Brought in Equity

Arguably, Magisterial district courts in Pennsylvania do not have jurisdiction to hear civil actions brought in Equity. Pa. R. C. P. M. D. J. 301(A) (includes assumpsit and trespass actions, but not actions in equity); “Note” to Pa. R. C. P. M. D. J. 301(A) (does not include equity jurisdiction); Id. (“Civil action includes actions formerly […]

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IRS Lien Foreclosure on Pennsylvania Entireties Property

NOTE: See, United States v. H., 3:13-cv-338 (M.D. Pa.)(Robert D. Mariani, United States District Judge)(Opinion filed 3/6/2015, Doc. 37, denying IRS motion for summary judgment in foreclosure action against tenancy by the entireties real property owned in Pennsylvania).  March 6 2015 Opinion Denying IRS Summary Judgment The failure to pay federal taxes after demand empowers […]

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Injunctions under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), 18 U.S.C. § 1030, prohibits, among other things, computer crime involving the knowing, unauthorized transmission of code to a “protected” computer which intentionally causes “damage.” 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(5)(A)(i). A violation of the CFAA exposes one to both civil and criminal liability. Dresser-Rand Co. v. Jones, 957 F. Supp. […]

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