The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has taken up a first-impression case that asks whether a surviving spouse is entitled to a share of the assets in a revocable inter vivos trust if they were not contemplated in the execution of the trust.
A Philadelphia jury has hit a firearms accessories manufacturer with a $2.6 million verdict for an allegedly defective holster that caused a state trooper's gun to fire into his leg while he was exiting his vehicle.
On March 17, 2014, plaintiff Lori Kerpius, 47, was a front-seat passenger in a Volvo station wagon that backed into wooden structure in a restaurant parking lot, in Phoenixville. She claimed injuries to her neck, back, and elbow, resulting in a serious impairment of a bodily function.
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Antell v. First Niagara Bank, N.A., PICS Case No. 16-1273 (Pa. Super. Sept. 30, 2016) (memorandum) Panella, J. (15 pages).
Trial court properly dismissed appellant's complaint with prejudice in his action against appellee, servicer of appellant's mortgage loan, alleging intentional misrepresentation, violations of Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection (UTPCPL), tortious interference with a contractual relationship and a quiet title claim because appellant failed to plead the required element of injury or damages. Affirmed.
Weaver v. Shoff, PICS Case No. 16-1278 (Pa. Super. Sept. 29, 2016) (memorandum) Jenkins, J. (4 pages).
Appellant appealed the trial court's grant of appellees' motion to rescind his leave to proceed in forma pauperis, and court transferred the appeal to the Commonwealth Court because the Commonwealth Court had an established line of authority on interpreting the Prison Litigation Reform Act, which governed a prisoner's opportunity to proceed in forma pauperis. Transferred.
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