Posts Tagged ‘Jeffrey Rehmeyer’

COVID-19 Update: Available and Committed to Serving You

access_time Posted on: March 19th, 2020

Governor Wolf has ordered all non-life sustaining businesses to close their doors due to the increasing threat of COVID-19.  The CGA Law Firm locations may be physically closed, but our legal team of attorneys and paralegals are working remotely and will continue to answer your phone calls and emails. You have our assurance that we will continue to be responsive to your legal needs and assist you in navigating these difficult circumstances. We remain committed to providing excellent legal services and are using advanced technologies creatively to serve our clients and community. Click here for a list of CGA attorneys… read more »

Are NDAs Actually That Important?

access_time Posted on: May 14th, 2019

Article by: Jeffrey L. Rehmeyer II, Esquire There are many big-business practices that don’t necessarily apply to smaller companies. When you are a start-up or small company, you can often cut a lot of red tape without any repercussions. However, the use of non-disclosure agreements (“NDAs”), which are legal contracts of confidentiality, is not a corner to be cut. A strong NDA for your business is simple and not that expensive. The value that you will receive to protect your company and your ideas is arguably worth the potential value of the company itself, or at least the value of… read more »

Taking a Bite out of Copyright Protection

access_time Posted on: February 11th, 2019

Article by: Jeffrey L. Rehmeyer II, Esquire Recently, a U.S. District Judge in Florida ruled that a dentist’s before and after photographs of his patient’s teeth didn’t create enough of a “creative spark” to merit protection. The Judge found that the photos were “devoid of creativity or originality” and thus not worthy of copyright protection. The case has elicited strong feelings on both sides of the chair and is now under appeal. Mitchell Pohl, a dentist in Florida, photographed the teeth of his female patient before and after he fixed them. The teeth were crooked and stained at first. After… read more »

Sometimes, Song Lyrics Are Not Free Speech

access_time Posted on: January 17th, 2019

Article by: Jeffrey L. Rehmeyer II, Esquire Recently, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that a music video that ordered violence against two specific police officers was not protected Free Speech. Jamal Knox and Rashee Beasley were both arrested for drug and weapons charges. While the charges were pending, they wrote and recorded a rap song entitled, ”F_ _k the Police,” which was put on video with still photos of Knox and Beasley displayed in a montage. In the photos, the two are looking into the camera and motioning as if firing weapons. The video was then uploaded to YouTube by… read more »

Another Decision Regarding Student Speech

access_time Posted on: September 20th, 2013

Article by: Jeffrey L. Rehmeyer II For decades, regulating student speech has been a challenging matter for school officials. Cases surrounding student speech often became very fact sensitive as the Courts have required in many cases that the speech be proven to be disruptive before it is prohibited. The United States Third Circuit Court recently held that breast cancer awareness bracelets worn by middle school students showing the phrase “I <3 Boobies!” could not be categorically banned because they are “not plainly lewd and because they comment on a social issue.”  In B.H. v. Easton A.S.D., two middle school girls… read more »

The 2010 Permit Extension Act Reaches Further!

access_time Posted on: November 10th, 2012

Article by: Jeffrey L. Rehmeyer II On July 6, 2010, General Assembly Act 46 of 2010 was signed into law. Act 46 was an Omnibus Bill amending the Pennsylvania Fiscal Code. A portion of the Act is Article XVI-I: The Permit Extension Act. The Act tolls “(t)he expiration date of an approval by government agency that is granted for or in effect during the extension…” The extension began December 31, 2008 and ends July 2, 2016. When the Act was adopted, it was recognized to apply to local approvals of Townships and Boroughs, such as building permits, land development approvals,… read more »