Category Archives: Steven Miner

Supreme Court Starts Term with a Vacancy – What Does That Mean?

The Supreme Court Term and the Impact of the Vacancy As many of you know, the United States Supreme Court begins each new term on the first Monday of October.  The Supreme Court term has started, and a number of [...Read More]

 Interplay of Divorce and Bankruptcy in Pennsylvania (Part 2)

Divorce & Bankruptcy As you may have seen from my most recent blog, my firm, Daley Zucker Meilton & Miner is holding a free seminar  on Divorce and Bankruptcy on September 27, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in our Lemoyne office. [...Read More]

Happy 50th – Right to Remain Silent! Miranda v. Arizona

Miranda v. Arizona Reaches 50 The subject of this post is the 50th anniversary of the landmark case of Miranda v. Arizona, (1966). In this decision, the United States Supreme Court held that statements from any defendant in police custody [...Read More]

Bankruptcy and the Constitution

The Constitutional Roots of Bankruptcy As a bankruptcy attorney, I often have the need to counsel my clients about their embarrassment and feelings that others will judge them harshly, because they filed  bankruptcy.  I often give them a “pep talk” [...Read More]

Sexual Orientation, Employment Discrimination & PA

Employment Discrimination in Pennsylvania Based on Sexual Orientation As many of you know from my recent posts, the last three years have brought significant improvements in the lives of gay and lesbian people.  For instance, the law of the United [...Read More]

Musical Copyrights and Sampling

 The Law Surrounding Copyright and Sampling Music In the spirit of Halloween, I am writing my blog on musical copyrights and sampling. The reason that I find this timely for Halloween, is because I have been listening to the rock [...Read More]

The Supreme Court Same Sex Marriage Case

Same Sex Marriage – Obergefell v. Hodges The decision in Obergefell v. Hodges was delivered by the Supreme Court on June 26, 2015.  The outcome of the case held that on the basis of equal protection gay couples are entitled [...Read More]

Back Taxes and Bankruptcy – Here’s What you Need to Know

  What Happens if you Owe Back Taxes and Declare Bankruptcy? Now that we have all survived the anxiety related to income tax preparation before April 15th, I thought it was a good time to review the issue of back [...Read More]

Impact of Bankruptcy on your Retirement Assets

Retirement Assets in Bankruptcy There is a widespread misconception about the availability of retirement assets to creditors in bankruptcy.  Many people put off filing bankruptcy, because they fear the loss of retirement accounts to creditors.  Based on this misinformation, they [...Read More]

Free Seminar – Bankruptcy After 60

Bankruptcy After 60 – More Common Than You Think A Free Seminar from DZMM While many people think that someone who is 60 might be immune from needing to file for bankruptcy, the reality is quite different.  Whether it be [...Read More]