Legal Links – January 22, 2016

On Fridays, we compile and postLegal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog.

1. Estate Planning and Digital Access.Apple takes password security seriously. Some might argue too seriously, especially considering the following circumstances:Widow Told by Apple to Get Court Order So She Can Continue to Play a Card Game on the Couples iPad After Her Husbands Death. Our own estate planning attorneysJon GruberandLindsay Schoenebergerdiscussed the importance of estate planning and the digital age in the following posts:

Death in the Digital Age

Emailing After Death

Facebooks New Legacy Contact

2. SPOILER ALERT. Ok, youre safe reading this section but beware clicking on any of the links if you havent finished Making a Murderer.

Most of our office has been binge-watching the Netflix documentary, whichtells the story of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey and paints a bleak picture of many aspects of our criminaljustice system. There is plenty to read on the topic, be it online detectives onRedditorexclusive interviews of thecastofcharacters.

We found this article about from The New Yorker fascinating as a commentary on the documentary itself:Dead Certainty HowMaking a Murderer goes wrong

3. Law Review Winter Storm Jonas Edition. If youre planning on driving during or in the aftermath ofWinter Storm Jonas, make sure you clear your car of ice and snow.

Its not just for safety reasons, its the law: Pennsylvania Vehicle Code Law Section 3720, enacted in 2006, states that when snow or ice is dislodged from a moving vehicle and causes injury, you could be fined up to $1,000.

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