Anders/Santiago Briefs • Withdrawal of Court-Appointed Counsel
Anders/Santiago Briefs • Withdrawal of Court-Appointed Counsel
Motor Vehicles • Substitution of Defendant
Custody • Parenting Skills • Sex Offender
Charter Schools • Religious Entanglement • Charter Revocation
Discrimination • Disability Discrimination • Hiring/Firing • Americans with Disabilities Act
Timeliness • Venue • Damages • Personal Injury
Sufficiency of Evidence • Manslaughter • Self Defense • Mutually Inconsistent Inferences • Conflicting Testimony
TILA • Notice of Right to Cancel • Presumption of Delivery • "Self-Serving" Testimony
Property Damage • Municipal Immunity
Homeowners' Insurance • Coverage of Third Party • Notice • "Occurrence"/Acts of Negligence"
Custody and Child Support • Paternity Testing • Collateral Estoppel • Paternity by Estoppel
Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights • Condition Leading to Removal • Partner's History of Child Sexual Abuse
Motion for New Trial • Newly Discovered Evidence • Impeachment Evidence • Fed. R. Crim. P. 33
Right-to-Know Law • "Governmental Function" • Independent Auditor
Due Process • Equal Protection • Student Suspension • Supplemental Jurisdiction
Post Conviction Relief • Timeliness of PCRA Appeal • Governmental Interference Exception
Forfeit of Interest • Parental Abandonment of Minor Child
Gender Discrimination • Sexual Harassment • Hostile Work Environment • Statute of Limitations
Environmental Review • Mineral and Gas Interests • Drilling Restrictions
§1983 Liability • Constitutional Deprivations • Failure to Train • Malicious Prosecution
Divorce Proceedings • Equitable Distribution • Marital Assets • Coverture Fraction • Principles of Equity
Public Utilities • Tariffs • Energy Resources Regulation • FERC
Transfer of Venue • Forum Nonconveniens • Forum Selection Clause
Statutory Warrantless Searches • Dormant Commerce Clause • Contract Clause • Commercial Speech
Hostile Work Environment • Retaliation • Title VII • Gender Discrimination • Assault and Battery
Death Penalty • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel • Aggravating Circumstances • Mitigation • Guilty Plea
Liability • Immunity • "Commonwealth Agency" • SEPTA
Conditional Approval • Multi-Family Zoning
According to the plaintiff's pretrial memorandum, on the evening of March 2, 2010, plaintiff Zsaron Simpson, a food services worker, was playing basketball with his cousin on courts in the gym owned and operated by World Fitness & Sports Center Inc.
What happens to a Superfund contribution claim when the contribution plaintiff—the party that spent money to clean up or to reimburse the government—collects on its insurance?
According to the pretrial memorandum of plaintiff Abbie Butler, on Nov. 12, 2012, she was walking her dog along the sidewalk of Cottman Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia when she tripped on an alleged defect and fell to the ground.
A man who worked as an independent contractor for a staffing company may receive unemployment compensation benefits even though he worked there only seven hours a week and held two other jobs, teaching in two school districts, the Commonwealth Court has ruled.
A woman will not be able to recover damages from the city of Philadelphia because the police cruiser that rear-ended her was not driven by a police officer, but instead by a handcuffed man in police custody.
Pennsylvania defense lawyers said the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's refusal to take up an appeal of the Superior Court's ruling that the accuracy of alcohol breath tests in highest-rate DUI cases must be determined at trial has taken much of the steam out of what once looked like it could be a game-changer for DUI law.
The appeal of a former Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas judge who was ousted for allegedly failing to disclose information about cases in which he was a defendant to a bar association committee reviewing his candidacy will headline the state Supreme Court's oral argument session that starts today.
The National Conference of Bar Presidents honored Peacock Keller senior counsel Charles C. Keller with its 2014 Fellows Award.
The state Supreme Court has decided not to consider whether an inmate can hold a county liable for injuries he suffered due to the alleged negligence of another inmate on a work detail.
The cost of future health care is often the largest component of economic damages in personal injury cases. Measuring and properly presenting these damages for a jury requires a life care plan, which is a detailed analysis of the type, quantity, timing and cost of the plaintiff's current and future care needs.
I am a young lawyer. Are there circumstances when I should decline representing a client?
Aside from the rare legal all-star, in position to pick and choose cases, the rest of us inevitably have to confront losing. After all, it has been said that only lawyers who are not trusted with hard cases never lose.
Frigid weather this winter has resulted in more than cabin fever for some Pennsylvania electric customers.
February corporation tax revenue of $58.2 million was $6.8 million below estimate. Year-to-date corporation tax collections total $1.5 billion, which is $81.1 million, or 5.7 percent, above estimate.
Following is a listing of executive and legislative action for the week of March 3. Members of the General Assembly were set to return to session March 10.
Policy Terms • "Earth Movement Exclusion" • Water Damage Exclusion • Summary Judgment
Supplemental Discovery • Favoritism of Expert Witnesses
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act • "Stay-put" Provision • Reimbursement of Private School Costs • Timeliness of Reimbursement Claim
Successor Liability • Valuation • Sales • Breach of Contract • Fraud • Mergers and Acquisitions
Liability • Personal Injury • Ultra-Hazardous Activity • Policy Terms
Defamation • False Light • Jury Interrogatories
Negligence • Duty of Care • Bank/Customer Relationship
Sentencing • DUI • County Intermediate Punishment Plan • House Arrest • Electronic Monitoring
Post-Conviction Relief • Mental Competency
Habeas Corpus • Case or Controversy • Cognizable Claims
Expedited Discovery • Reasonableness Standard • Copyright Infringement
Unemployment Compensation • Hearsay
Age Discrimination • Motion in Limine • Hearsay
Medicaid • Trade Secrets • Confidential Proprietary Information • Open Records
Guilty Plea • Specific Performance • Sex Offender Registration
Liability • Excessive Force • Intentional Torts • Assault • Personal Injury
Bill of Particulars • Suppression of Statements • Hearsay • Expert Reports • Prior Bad Acts • Polygraph
Employee Benefits • Standing • Summary Judgment • ERISA
Discovery • Motion Practice • Pre-trial Procedure • Sanction of Dismissal
Default Judgment • Petition to Open • Petition to Strike • Fatal Defect on Face of Record
PCRA Relief • Newly Recognized Constitutional Right • Juvenile Sentencing • Retroactivity
Improvements • Water Drainage • Common Enemy Rule • Subdivision and Land Development
Provider Rates • Medicaid • "Public Records" • Third Party Records
Fundamental Fairness • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel • Procedural Default
Concealment of Child • Corruption of Minors • Sufficiency of Evidence
Disability Discrimination • Race Discrimination • Sex Discrimination • PHRA
Compensatory Damages • Punitive Damages • Contribution or Set-Off
Fair Credit Reporting Act • Higher Education Act • Federal Education Loans
Sentencing Guidelines • "Career Offender"
Oil and Gas Leases • Implied Covenant to Develop
Duty to a Third Party • Physician-Patient Relationship • Statutes of Limitation and Repose
Discovery • Documentary Evidence • Witnesses
Railroads • Federal Employers' Liability Act • Statute of Limitations • Negligence • Summary Judgment
Extortion • Conspiracy • RICO • Evidence • Prosecutorial Misconduct
Pennsylvania-based pharmaceutical company Endo Health Solutions has agreed to pay $193 million to settle claims that it engaged in illegal off-label marketing of its pain relief medication, Lidoderm.
On Feb. 25, 2011, plaintiffs decedent Melissa F. Lees, 21, was a passenger in an SUV being driven along Byberry Road in Bensalem by defendant Susan Pond.
A nonprofit that partnered with a university to construct, lease and operate student housing is not tax-exempt because it does not qualify as a purely public charity, a Monroe County Court of Common Pleas judge has ruled.
A trial court will need to re-examine a property owner's claim that a school district's construction projects caused damages under the common-enemy rule after the Commonwealth Court determined the district could be considered negligent, despite the local township granting approval of the project.
Superior Court Judge Anne E. Lazarus' background and her work developing the new Judicial Code of Conduct make her a natural fit for her new position heading the Judicial Conduct Board, attorneys who spoke with the Law Weekly agreed.
The state Supreme Court has asked the Commonwealth Court to reconsider a 2011 decision denying workers' compensation benefits to a state liquor store employee who had been robbed at gunpoint.
The extraordinarily snowy and icy winter has been inconvenient for just about everyone in Pennsylvania, shutting down businesses across the state on numerous occasions, but the weather has created a particularly daunting logistical nightmare for courts as they attempt to reschedule full days' worth of postponed proceedings, according to several president judges.
Candace N. Edgar joined Rawle & Henderson as an associate in the firm's Harrisburg, Pa., office.
Last month, if you had asked attorneys on the streets of Philadelphia whether they thought an action could be brought against Mercedes-Benz USA, the American distributor of Mercedes vehicles in the United States, in a Pennsylvania court for conduct occurring outside the state, most would have said yes. Last month, they probably would have been right, as Pennsylvania courts would have likely exercised jurisdiction over MBUSA based upon the substantial and continuous business MBUSA conducts every day in the state.
Following is a listing of executive, legislative and judiciary action for the week of Feb. 24. Members of the General Assembly are set to return to session March 10.
The comment period on the proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure closed Feb. 15. As that date approached, many parties weighed in, not all of them agreeing on everything, but all pretty much approving of the changes to Rule 26(b)(1), which repositions the requirement that the discovery demand be proportional to the value of the matter, and Rule 37(e), which appears to make it harder to prove a producing party liable for spoliation and which restricts the sanctions and other restorative measures a court can impose or require upon a finding of spoliation.
The state prison population increased last year. That is not necessarily earth-shattering news. As of Dec. 31, 2013, Pennsylvania's prisons housed 51,512 people, up 328 from the same date in 2012.
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