The Pennsylvania courts have delved into the “App Store,” addressing for the first time the use of smartphones and their applications in the context of illegal wiretapping.

Pennsylvania’s Wiretap Act forbids the “interception” of private conversations using an “electronic, mechanical, or other device,” unless all of the participants consent to that recording.  State laws like

In a new decision, the first on the subject by a federal appellate court, the Third Circuit has ruled in McMaster v. Eastern Armored Services Inc. that drivers who spend a portion of their work driving “covered” commercial motor vehicles (those over 10,000 pounds) and non-covered (those under 10,000 pounds) do not fall within the