This Week's Cases

Fulton v. Fulton, PICS Case No. 14-2006 (Pa. Super. Dec. 5, 2014) Shogan, J. (15 pages).

Conveyances by Attorney-in-Fact • Imposition of Constructive Trust • Laches • Third Party's Lack of Diligence

Crawford v. Makozy, PICS Case No. 14-2004 (Pa. Super. Dec. 5, 2014) (memorandum) Donohue, J. (28 pages).

Self-Incrimination • Deposit and Accounting of Funds for Judgment • Concealment of Property

Sigman v. Bochetto, PICS Case No. 14-2012 (Pa. Super. Dec. 9, 2014) (memorandum) Jenkins, J. (8 pages).

Arbitration Clause • Counterclaims • Attorney Termination Agreement • Interlocutory Appeal

Parker v. McClelland, PICS Case No. 14-1966 (Pa. Super. Dec. 2, 2014) (memorandum) Bender, J. (7 pages).

Foreign Judgments • Enforcement • Long-Arm Jurisdiction

Commonwealth v. Tucker, PICS Case No. 14-2002 (Pa. Super. Dec. 8, 2014) Bowes, J. (9 pages).

Motor Vehicle • Aggravated Assault DUI • Sufficiency of Evidence • Collision Causation

Commonwealth v. Gariby, PICS Case No. 14-2001 (Pa. Super. Dec. 9, 2014) Jenkins, J. (26 pages).

Motor Vehicle Code • Seat Belt/Safety Checkpoint • Constitutionality • Tarbet/Blouse Requirements

Commonwealth v. Freeland, PICS Case No. 14-2000 Pa. Super. Dec. 11, 2014) Platt, J. (29 pages).

Post-Conviction Relief Act • Standard of Review on Appeal • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel • Abandonment

Commonwealth v. Thompson, PICS Case No. 14-2003 (Pa. Super. Dec. 10, 2014) Mundy, J. (46 pages).

Vehicular Homicide • Third-Degree Murder • Batson Challenge • Evidence of Incarceration • Excessive Sentence

Immaculata Univ. v. Hess Corp., PICS Case No. 14-2007 (Pa. Super. Dec. 9, 2014) (memorandum) Musmanno, J. (9 pages).

Marketing Services Consultant/Nontraditional Marketer • Transfer of Payments • Vicarious Liability • Fraud • Judgment on the Pleadings

Jenkins v. Gruver, PICS Case No. 14-2010 (Pa. Super. Dec. 8, 2014) (memorandum) Bowes, J. (11 pages).

Prescriptive Easement • Evidence • Tacking • Law of the Case

Berkshire Commons III, Ass'n v. Berks Oral Surgery, Ltd., PICS Case No. 14-1999 (Pa. Super. Dec. 9, 2014) (memorandum) Bowes, J. (7 pages).

Restrictive Covenants • Corporate Office Park • Sign Color • Purpose of Consistency

Gordon v. CBS Inc., PICS Case No. 14-2005 (Pa. Super. Dec. 8, 2014) (memorandum) Wecht, J. (22 pages).

Defamation • Wrongful Conduct by Affiliated Third Parties • Susceptibility to Defamatory Meaning • Conflict of Laws

Appeal of Bartkowski Inv. Grp., Inc., PICS Case No. 14-1998 (Pa. Commw. Dec. 8, 2015) Brobson, J. (36 pages).

Challenged Zoning Ordinance • Total Ban on Billboards • Constitutionality • Discretionary Relief

In re Consol. Return Battisti, PICS Case No. 14-2008 (Pa. Commw. Dec. 11, 2014) Leavitt, J. (14 pages).

Real Estate Tax Sale Law • Notice • §603 Installment Plan • Tax Upset Sale

Commonwealth v. Savage, PICS Case No. 14-2031 (C.P. Lehigh Oct. 29, 2014) Ford, J. (11 pages).

Motor Vehicles • Mens Rea • Corpus Delicti Rule

Commonwealth v. Marrero, PICS Case No. 14-2032 (C.P. Lehigh Nov. 13, 2014) Steinberg, J. (6 pages).

Search and Seizure • Investigatory Stops • Reasonable Suspicion

Signer v. Signer, PICS Case No. 14-2028 (C.P. Lawrence Oct. 17, 2014) Hodge, J. (9 pages).

Divorce • Alimony Pendente Lite • Counsel Fees

Ali v. Phila. City Planning Comm'n, PICS Case No. 14-2020 (C.P. Philadelphia Sept. 26, 2014) Padilla, J. (10 pages).

Planning Commission Records • Copyrighted Material • Fair Use

Sch. Dist. of Phila. v. Gym, PICS Case No. 14-2029 (C.P. Philadelphia Sept. 26, 2014) Padilla, J. (7 pages).

Right to Know Law • School Closures • Work Product • Contractors

Parker v. Norfolk Southern Ry. Co., PICS Case No. 14-2017 (C.P. Philadelphia Nov. 21, 2014) Massiah-Jackson, J. (9 pages).

Negligence • Personal Injury • Federal Employers Liability Act

Glaberson v. Comcast Corp., PICS Case No. 14-1990 (E.D. Pa. Dec. 12, 2014) Padova, J. (16 pages).

Class Actions • Adequacy of Settlement • Sherman Act

Steinmetz v. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publ'g Co., PICS Case No. 14-2037 (E.D. Pa. Dec. 11, 2014) Baylson, J. (7 pages).

Discovery of Settlement Agreements • Copyright Infringement • Overuse • Willful Violation

Dunkin' Donuts Franchising LLC v. Claudia I LLC, PICS Case No. 14-2033 (E.D. Pa. Dec. 12, 2014) McHugh, J. (8 pages).

Attorney Fee Recovery • Prevailing Market Rates • International Law Firm

Parsons v. City of Phila. PICS Case No. 14-2036 (E.D. Pa. Dec. 9, 2014) OíNeill, J. (11 pages).

Unjust Enrichment • Voluntary Payment Doctrine • Fed.R.Civ.P. 15(a)(2)

United States v. Juarez-Escobar, PICS Case No. 14-1994 (W.D. Pa. Dec. 16, 2014) Schwab, J. (38 pages).

Executive Action • Separation of Powers • Take Care Clause

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Halfpenny, PICS Case No. 14-1995 (Pa. Dec. 10, 2014) per curiam (19 pages).

Disbarment • Violation of PFA • Stalking • Attempted Burglary • Criminal Trespass

Harris v. Phila. Facilities Mgmt. Corp., PICS Case No. 14-1967 (Pa. Commw. Dec. 2, 2014) McCullough, J. (19 pages).

Motor Vehicles • Motorcycle Accident • Evidence • Police Accident Report

LEM 2Q, LLC v. Guar. Nat'l Title Co., PICS Case No. 14-1970 (C.P. Philadelphia Nov. 6, 2014) McInerney, J. (18 pages).

Title Insurance • Unrecorded Encumbrances • Escrow Agent

Commonwealth v. Noel, PICS Case No. 14-1958 (Pa. Nov. 21, 2014) Stevens, J.; Baer, J., concurring; Saylor, J., dissenting (37 pages).

Right to Fair and Impartial Jury • Voir Dire • List System of Challenges

Burkey v. CCX, Inc., PICS Case No. 14-1952 (Pa. Super. Dec. 3, 2014) Ford Elliott, J. (12 pages).

Timeliness • Stipulation of Discontinuance • Finality • Pa.R.Civ.P. 229

Commonwealth v. Carter, PICS Case No. 14-1956 (Pa. Super. Dec. 2, 2014) Mundy, J. (27 pages).

Motion to Suppress • Stop and Frisk • Reasonable Suspicion

Commonwealth v. Bizzel, PICS Case No. 14-1955 (Pa. Super. Dec. 2, 2014) Shogan, J. (26 pages).

Sentencing • Mandatory Minimum Sentence • Unconstitutional Provision • Severability

Citizens Bank of Pa. v. Fine Capital Assocs.. L.P., PICS Case No. 14-1954 (Pa. Super. Nov. 25, 2014) (memorandum) Olson, J. (32 pages).

Loan Transaction • Guaranty and Suretyship Agreement • Debtor's Bankruptcy • Guarantor's Discharge

Deutsche Bank Nat'l Trust Co. v. Buecker, PICS Case No. 14-1960 (Pa. Super. Nov. 18, 2014) (memorandum) Bowes, J. (8 pages).

Mortgage Foreclosure • Summary Judgment • Loan Modification • Affidavits by Non-Agent

Commonwealth v. Totaro, PICS Case No. 14-1959 (Pa. Super. Dec. 3, 2014) Shogan, J. (13 pages).

Amending of Criminal Complaint • Consolidation • Dismissal

Commonwealth v. Conaway, PICS Case No. 14-1957 (Pa. Super. Nov. 26, 2014) Allen, J. (17 pages).

Burglary • Occupied Structure • Sufficiency of Criminal Information

In re I.M., PICS Case No. 14-1963 (Pa. Super. Dec. 2, 2014) Bender, P.J. (11 pages).

Termination of Parental Rights • Parent's Bond with Child

Slee v. Mozdy, PICS Case No. 14-1962 (Pa. Super. Dec. 5, 2014) (memorandum) Mundy, J. (9 pages).

Causation • Delay in Diagnosis and Treatment • Jury Verdict Against Clear Weight of Evidence

Belliconish v. Fun Slides Carpet Skate Park and Party Ctr., LLC, PICS Case No. 14-1951 (Pa. Super. Nov. 26, 2014)(memorandum) Donohue, J. (14 pages).

Negligence • Premises Liability • Skate Park • Enforceability of Waiver • Minor Participant

Chambersburg Borough v. Pa. Labor Relations Bd., PICS Case No. 14-1953 (Pa. Commw. Dec. 4, 2015) Cohn Jubelirer, J. (32 pages).

Labor Law • Unfair Labor Practice • Secondary Boycott • Actual Strike or Work Stoppage

Pa. Pub. Util. Comm'n v. Seder, PICS Case No. 14-1965 (Pa. Commw. Dec. 3, 2014) Leadbetter, J. (14 pages).

Right-To-Know Law • Informal Investigation • "Commission" • Public Utility Code

Frog, Switch & Mfg. Co. v. Workers' Comp. Appeal Bd., PICS Case No. 14-1961 (Pa. Commw. Dec. 4, 2014) Covey, J. (18 pages).

Workers' Compensation • Sufficiency of Evidence • Burden of Proof for Work Injury • Psychic Injury

CMJ Sheffield, Inc. v. Pa. Liquor Control Bd., PICS Case No. 14-1974 (C.P. Philadelphia Oct. 17, 2014) Padilla, J. (9 pages).

Liquor Licensing • License Violations • Non-Renewal • Transaction Scanning Devices

JDR Acquisition, LLC v. Mitts Milavec, LLC, PICS Case No. 14-1972 (C.P. Philadelphia Nov. 17, 2014) Djerassi, J. (11 pages).

Legal Profession • Court Reporting • Breach of Contract • Agency

Van Horn v. Nearhoof, PICS Case No. 14-1978 (C.P. Lycoming Nov. 21, 2014) Anderson J. (4 pages).

Oral Agreements • Asset Protection Plan • Real Estate • Consideration

Nieto v. Hawk, PICS Case No. 14-1977 (C.P. Lawrence Sept. 29, 2014) Hodge, J. (27 pages).

Custody and Support • Emotional Instability • 23 Pa.C.S.A. §§5328(a) Factors

Winkle v. Winkle, PICS Case No. 14-1932 (C.P. Lawrence Oct. 29, 2014) Hodge, J. (9 pages).

Custody of Minor • Third Party Dispute • In Loco Parentis • Standing

In the Interest of K.L.E., PICS Case No. 14-1979 (C.P. Lawrence Nov. 13, 2014) Hodge, J. (20 pages).

Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights • In Loco Parentis • Standing

Inklovich v. Johnson, PICS Case No. 14-1975 (C.P. Allegheny Nov. 21, 2014) Hertzberg, J. (8 pages).

Termination of Lease • Illegal Security Deposit • Breach of Habitability • Substantial Performance

Wayne Bank v. Anstey, PICS Case No. 14-1971 (C.P. Lackawanna Nov. 17, 2014) Nealon, J. (12 pages).

Mortgage Foreclosure • Loan Modification • Banking and Financial Institutions

United States v. Burnett, PIC Case No. 14-1982 (3d Cir. Dec. 2, 2014) Greenberg, J. (27 pages).

Fourth Amendment • Former Passenger • Standing To Contest Vehicle Search • Eighth Amendment • Disproportionate Sentence

Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas v. Perez, PICS Case No. 14-1947 (3d Cir. Dec. 5, 2014) Greenberg, J. (39 pages).

Unskilled Foreign Workers • Admission for Temporary Employment • 2009 Wage Guidance

Doe v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of Am., PICS Case No. 14-1981 (E.D. Pa. Nov. 18, 2014) Rice, J. (15 pages).

Long-Term Disability • Material and Substantial Duties • ERISA

Vaughan v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co., PICS Case No. 14-1983 (E.D. Pa. Dec. 3, 2014) Slomsky, J. (10 pages).

Unfair Trade Practices • Consumer Protection • Economic Loss Doctrine

Baughman v. Cheung Enter. LLC, PICS Case No. 14-1984 (M.D. Pa. Dec. 2, 2014) Rambo, J. (13 pages).

Hearsay • Admissibility • Employer's Secret List

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Toole, PICS Case No. 14-1930 (Pa. Nov. 25, 2014) per curiam (25 pages).

Disbarment • Falsified Tax Return • Bribery • Judges

Commonwealth v. Moran, PICS Case No. 14-1916 (Pa. Nov. 20, 2014) Eakin, J.; Todd, J., concurring; Baer, J., concurring and dissenting (32 pages).

Bribery • Sufficiency of Evidence • Corrupt Intent and Personal Benefit • Mens Rea • Jury Instructions

Commonwealth v. Bomar, PICS Case No. 14-1912 (Pa. Nov. 21, 2014), Todd, J.; Saylor, J., and Castille, C.J., concurring (62 pages).

Defendant's Competency to Stand Trial • PCRA Waiver Rule • Exception • Hindsight Assessment

Commonwealth v. Hill, PICS Case No. 14-1921 (Pa. Nov. 21, 2014) Castille, C.J.; Saylor, J., concurring (45 pages).

Miranda Rights • Waiver • Post-Polygraph Interview • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel • Suppression

Commonwealth v. Molina, PICS Case No. 14-1915 (Pa. Nov. 20, 2014) Baer, J.; Saylor, J., concurring; Castille, C.J., dissenting. (56 pages).

Right Against Self-Incrimination • Non-Testifying Defendant's Pre-Arrest Silence • Mistrial

Landay v. Rite Aid of Pa., Inc., PICS Case No. 14-1917 (Pa. Nov. 24, 2014) Todd, J. (23 pages).

Medical Records Act • Reproduction of Records by Pharmacies • Flat Fee for Reproduction

SEIU Healthcare Pa. v. Commonwealth, PICS Case No. 14-1918 (Pa. Nov. 20, 2014 ) Baer, J.; Eakin, J., dissenting (27 pages).

Public Health Services • Public Health Center Closure • Statutory Maintenance of Public Health Services

United Police Soc'y of Mt. Lebanon v. Mt. Lebanon Comm'n, PICS Case No. 14-1920 (Pa. Nov. 24, 2014) per curiam; Castille, C.J., dissenting. (38 pages).

Benefit Plan Modification • Act 205 Actuarial Cost Estimate • Unilateral Change of Mandatory Subject of Collective Bargaining • Cost of Living Adjustment

Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc., PICS Case No. 14-1919 (Pa. Nov. 19, 2014) Castille, C.J.; Saylor, J., concurring and dissenting (139 pages).

Strict Product Liability • Proof of "Defective Condition" • Risk-Utility Analysis

Zauflik v. Pennsbury Sch. Dist., PICS Case No. 14-1925 (Pa. Nov. 19, 2014) Castille, C.J.; Baer, J., concurring (67 pages).

Immunity • Political Subdivisions Tort Claim Act • Damages Cap • Constitutionality

Schlismand v. Urban Space Dev., PICS Case No. 14-1914 (Pa. Super. Nov. 17, 2014) (memorandum) Platt, J. (8 pages).

Arbitration • Motion to Vacate Award • Bias of Arbitrator • Insufficient Evidence

Commonwealth v. Cardwell, PICS Case No. 14-1910 (Pa. Super. Nov. 25, 2014) Mundy, J. (13 pages).

Sentencing • Mandatory Minimum Sentence • Element of Aggravated Offense • Alleyne v. U.S.

Commonwealth v. Fennell, PICS Case No. 14-1911 (Pa. Super. Nov. 21, 2014) Mundy, J. (13 pages).

Sentencing • Mandatory Minimum Sentence • Element of Aggravated Offense • Alleyne v. U.S.

E.G.&G. Realty, Inc. v. Kim, PICS Case No. 14-1922 (Pa. Super. Nov. 18, 2014) (memorandum) Platt, J. (14 pages).

Pennsylvania Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act • Perchloroethylene • Remediation Costs • Indemnification

Tecce v. Hally, PICS Case No. 14-1924 (Pa. Super. Nov. 21, 2014) Wecht, J. (17 pages).

Equitable Distribution Order • Enforcement • Hearing • Waiver

Saddlewood Condo. Ass'n, Inc. v. DeNardo, PICS Case No. 14-1913 (Pa. Super. Nov. 14, 2014) (memorandum) Musmanno, J. (14 pages).

Condominium • Recreational Area • Right of Access • Express or Implied Easement

Penn Sec. Bank & Trust Co. v. Holtzman, PICS Case No. 14-1931 (C.P. Monroe Oct. 17, 2014) Harlacher Sibum, J. (7 pages).

Summary Judgment • Specificity • Foreclosure • Mortgage Agreement

Commonwealth v. Moore, PICS Case No. 14-1936 (C.P. Lawrence Oct. 31, 2014) Cox, J. (17 pages).

Habeas Corpus • Search and Seizure • Consolidation of Cases • Evidence

Commonwealth v. Stauffer, PICS Case No. 14-1928 (C.P. Lawrence Oct. 21, 2014) Motto, P.J. (17 pages).

Discovery • Pre-Trial Finding • Sexual Assault • Habeas Corpus

Matthews v. Fitzpatrick, PICS Case No. 14-1937 (C.P. Lawrence Oct. 29, 2014) Hodge, J. (24 pages).

Child Custody • Stable Living Arrangements • Best Interests

Ammirato v. Ammirato, PICS Case No. 14-1927 (C.P. Monroe Oct. 10, 2014) Harlacher Sibum, J. (13 pages).

Divorce • Marital Property • Equitable Distribution • Witness Credibility

Arsenal Inc. v. Armada Transp. Grp. Ltd., PICS Case No. 14-1939 (C.P. Philadelphia Sept. 8, 2014) Glazer, J. (10 pages).

Commercial Leases • Early Termination • Damages • Alter Ego Liability

Smith v. Hemphill, PICS Case No. 14-1935 (C.P. Chester Nov. 14, 2014) Tunnell, J. (6 pages).

Frivolous Litigation • Sanctions • Attorney Fees

Lackawanna Cnty. Gov't Study Comm'n v. Scranton Times, L.P., PICS Case No. 14-1933 (C.P. Lackawanna Nov. 14, 2014) Nealon, J. (45 pages).

Right to Know Law • Disclosure Exemption • Private Investigators • Noncriminal Investigation

Floyd v. Wigfield, PICS Case No. 14-1929 (C.P. Lehigh Oct. 10, 2014) Johnson, J. (19 pages).

Consumer Protection • Misrepresentation • Damages • Attorney Fees

In re Avandia Mktg. Sales Practices and Products Liability Litig., PICS Case No. 14-1934 (E.D. Pa. Nov. 24, 2014) Rufe, J. (13 pages).

Class Action • Numerosity • Typicality • Adequacy of Representation • Predominance

Yellovich v. Ahold USA, PICS Case No. 14-1943 (E.D. Pa. Nov. 24, 2014) Schiller, J. (12 pages).

At-Will Employee • Wrongful Discharge • Negligent Misrepresentation • Fraud

McNeil v. Greyhound Lines, Inc., PICS Case No. 14-1942 (E.D. Pa. Nov. 25, 2014) Brody, J. (27 pages).

Title VII • Race Discrimination • Sex Discrimination • Retaliation

Baker v. Austin, PICS Case No. 14-1941 (M.D. Pa. Nov. 24, 2014) Rambo, J. (8 pages).

Federal Question Jurisdiction • Diversity Jurisdiction • Legal Malpractice

Scungio Borst & Assoc. v. 410 Shurs Lane Developers, LLC, PICS Case No. 14-1868(Pa. Super. Nov. 20, 2014) Bowes, J. (23 pages).

Construction Contracts • Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act • "Agent of Owner"

Ippolito v. The Archdiocese of Phila., PICS Case No. 14-1891 (C.P. Chester Nov. 14, 2014) Tunnell, J. (8 pages).

Sexual Abuse • Wrongful Death • Statute of Limitations • Discovery Rule

Commonwealth v. Adams, PICS Case No. 14-1879 (Pa. Nov. 20, 2014) Baer, J.; Castille, C.J., concurring; Saylor, J. and Todd, J., dissenting (17 pages).

Defendant's Rights • Constitutional Right to Remain Silent • Pre-Arrest Silence • Adverse Implications

Commonwealth v. All That Certain Lot or Parcel of Land, PICS Case No. 14-1877 (Pa. Nov. 19, 2014) Baer, J. (34 pages).

Defendant's Rights • Drug Act Violation • Property Forfeiture Petition • Forfeiture Act

Commonwealth v. Taylor, PICS Case No. 14-1871 (Pa. Nov. 20, 2014) Baer, J.; Eakin, J., dissenting (31 pages).

DUI • Sentencing • Assessment for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Commonwealth v. Brooks, PICS Case No. 14-1865 (Pa. Nov. 20, 2014) Castille, C.J. (23 pages).

Right of Self-Representation • Timeliness • Abuse of Discretion • Continuance • Burden to Justify

Commonwealth v. Belknap, PICS Case No. 14-1878 (Pa. Super. Nov. 20, 2014) Mundy, J. (12 pages).

Admissibility • Pa.R.E. 803(4) • Hearsay Testimony • Medical Treatment Exception

In the Interest of X.J., PICS Case No. 14-1874 (Pa. Super. Nov. 20, 2014) Mundy, J. (12 pages).

Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights • Counsel's Petition to Withdraw • Lack of Representation • Notice of Right to Counsel

Pomroy v. Hosp. of the Univ. of Pa., PICS Case No. 14-1872 (Pa. Super. Nov. 9, 2014) Panella, J. (14 pages).

JNOV • Standard of Care • Expert Testimony • Informed Consent

Pa. Fed'n of Dog Clubs v. Commonwealth, PICS Case No. 14-1869 (Pa. Commw. Nov. 19, 2014) Covey, J. (16 pages).

Appropriations • Restricted Accounts • Standing • Vested Rights

Bucks Cnty. Servs. Inc. v. Phila. Parking Auth., PICS Case No. 14-1876 (Pa. Commw. Nov. 14, 2014) Brobson, J. (13 pages).

Licensing • Partial Rights Taxicab Operators • Act 94 • Power to Regulate City Operations

Johnson v. Lansdale Borough, PICS Case No. 14-1873 (Pa. Commw. Nov. 19, 2014) Leavitt, J. (33 pages).

Termination • Suspension • False Statements • Scope of Review • Modification of Discipline by Court

Commonwealth v. Pennsylvanians for Union Reform, Inc., PICS Case No. 14-1870 (Pa. Commw. Nov. 20, 2014) Covey, J. (24 pages).

Right to Know Law • Disclosure of Public Employees' Counties of Residence

People 2.0 Global, Inc. v. Pa. Dep't of Labor and Indus., PICS Case No. 14-1867 (Pa. Commw. Nov. 20, 2014) Leadbetter, J. (26 pages).

Unemployment Compensation Tax • Professional Employer Organization Quarterly Report • Work Force Transfer

Fields v. Workers' Comp. Appeal Bd. , PICS Case No. 14-1875 (Pa. Commw. Nov. 14, 2014) Leadbetter, J. (11 pages).

Workers' Compensation • Benefits for Multiple Specific Losses from Same Injury • Consecutive or Concurrent Payment

Trautman v. Workers' Comp. Appeal Bd., PICS Case No. 14-1866 (Pa. Commw. Nov. 14, 2014) Brobson J. (8 pages).

Workers' Compensation • Uninsured Employer Guaranty Fund • Unreasonable Contest Fees

CSX Transp., Inc. v. Del. Cnty. Bd. of Assessment Appeals, PICS Case No. 14-1880 (Pa. Commw. Nov. 19, 2014) Covey, J. (26 pages).

Real Estate Tax • Exemption • Public Utility Properties • Railroad Transportation Services

Joy v. Cutler Group, Inc., PICS Case No. 14-1900 (C.P. Chester Nov. 10, 2014) Tunnell, J. (9 pages).

Residential And Commercial Real Estate • Construction Defects • Contracts

Grimes v. Polymer Dynamics Inc., PICS Case No. 14-1893 (C.P. Philadelphia Nov. 6, 2014) Glazer, J. (5 pages).

Secured Creditors • Attorney Fee Recovery • Litigation Proceeds

Moritz v. Horace Mann Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., PICS Case No. 14-1898 (C.P. Lackawanna Nov. 5, 2014) Nealon, J. (12 pages).

Motor Vehicle Accident • Personal Injury • Expert Witnesses

Moritz v. Horace Mann Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., PICS Case No. 14-1899 (C.P. Lackawanna Nov. 10, 2014) Nealon, J. (15 pages).

Motor Vehicle Accident • Personal Injury • Underinsured Motorist Benefits

Iski v. HarperCollins Publishers, PICS Case No. 14-1892 (C.P. Lycoming Oct. 27, 2014) Anderson, J. (4 pages).

Rescission of Resignation • Damages • Intentional Misrepresentation

Kotsur v. Goodman Global Inc., PICS Case No. 14-1888 (E.D. Pa. Nov. 17, 2014) Shapiro, J. (9 pages).

CAFA • Class Action • Jurisdiction • $5 Million Threshold

Murphy v. Bank of Am., N.A., PICS Case No. 14-1901 (E.D. Pa. Nov. 17, 2014) Surrick, J. (7 pages).

Civil RICO Case Statement • Mail Fraud • Wire Fraud • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Bell v. O'Connor, PICS Case No. 14-1883 (E.D. Pa. Nov. 20, 2014) Pratter, J. (22 pages).

False Arrest • Illegal Search • Monell Claim • Uniform Firearms Act

Szczurek v. Prof. Mgmt., Inc., PICS Case No. 14-1885 (E.D. Pa. Nov. 17, 2014) Dazell, J. (12 pages).

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act • Collection Letters • Validation Notice • "Least Sophisticated Debtor"

Chanthavong v. Union Sec. Ins. Co., PICS Case No. 14-1884 (M.D. Pa. Nov. 4, 2014) Munley, J. (23 pages).

Policy Terms • Death Benefit • Cause of Death • Accidental Drowning

Drone Techs., Inc. v. Parrot S.A., PICS Case No. 14-1887 (W.D. Pa. Nov. 17, 2014) Schwab, J. (25 pages).

Discovery • Contempt • Sanctions • Patent Infringement • Default Judgment

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Bruno, PICS Case No. 14-1886 (Pa. Nov. 13, 2014) per curiam (76 pages).

Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder • Serial Neglect • Timeliness

In re Scarpelli, PICS Case No. 14-1836 (Pa. Super. Nov. 7, 2014) (memorandum) Jenkins, J. (10 pages).

Incapacity • Guardianship • Non-Related Guardian • Best Interests of the Incapacitated Person

Dey v. Wilderman, PICS Case No. 14-1834 (Pa. Super. Nov. 6, 2014) (memorandum) Platt, J. (20 pages).

Directed Verdict • Party Serving As Expert • Late Production of Expert Report • Exclusion of References to Medical Evaluation

Commonwealth v. Office of Open Records, PICS Case No.14-1840 (Pa. Nov. 10, 2014) Castille, C. J.; Stevens, J., concurring (22 pages).

Right-to-Know Law • Request for Record • "Must be Addressed to the Open-Records Officer"

Bank of New York Mellon v. Jordan, PICS Case No. 14-1829 (Pa. Super. Nov. 12, 2014) (memorandum) Bender, J. (6 pages).

Mortgage Foreclosure Action • Petition to Open Default Judgment • Explanation for Delay • Meritorious Defense

Commonwealth v. Vergilio, PICS Case No. 14-1832 (Pa. Super. Nov. 6, 2014) Platt, J. (15 pages).

Jurisdiction • Terroristic Threats Statute • "Communications" • Place of Receipt

Commonwealth v. Treadway, PICS Case No. 14-1831 (Pa. Super. Nov. 13, 2014) Strassburger, J. (6 pages).

Sentencing • Challenge to Discretionary Aspects • Substantial Question • Excessiveness

T.A.M. v. S.L.M., PICS Case No.14-1842 (Pa. Super. Nov. 7, 2014) Strassburger, J. (9 pages).

Custody and Child Support • Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act

K.A.T. v. H.L.T., PICS Case No. 14-1837 (Pa. Super. Nov. 13, 2014) (memorandum) Allen, J. (8 pages).

Protection from Abuse • PFA Order Against • Petition to Dismiss • Fear of Serious Bodily Injury • Pending Custody Litigation

Cornelius v. Menio, PICS Case No. 14-1833 (Pa. Super. Nov. 10, 2014) (memorandum) Ott, J. (28 pages).

Failure to Record Trial Proceedings • Voir Dire • Weight of the Evidence • Mistrial

Falasco v. O'Dell, PICS Case No. 14-1835 (Pa. Super. Nov. 13, 2014) (memorandum) Panella, J. (7 pages).

Purchase of Land Installment Contract • Default • Notice • Improvements to Property • Unjust Enrichment

Owens v. Lehigh Valley Hosp., PICS Case No. 14-1830 (Pa. Commw. Nov. 7, 2014) Colins, J. (17 pages).

At-Will Employment • Public Policy Exception • Retaliatory Discharge • Workers' Compensation Claim

Logan v. Unemployment Comp. Bd. of Review, PICS Case No. 14-1843 (Pa. Commw. Nov. 10, 2014) Friedman S.J. (7 pages).

Unemployment Compensation • Financial Eligibility • "Wages"

1912 Hoover House Rest. v. Workers' Comp. Appeal Bd., PICS Case No. 14-1828 (Pa. Commw. Nov. 10, 2014) Cohn Jubelirer, J. (17 pages).

Workers' Comp. • Dog Bite • Course and Scope of Employment • Temporary Departure from Duties

Stermel v. Worker's Comp. Appeals Bd., PICS Case No. 14-1837 (Pa. Commw. Nov. 13, 2014) Leavitt, J. (21 pages).

Workers' Compensation • Heart and Lung Benefits • Third-Party Tort Claim Settlement • Subrogation

Reading Housing Auth. v. Bd. of Assessment Appeals of Berks Cnty., PICS Case No. 14-1841 (Pa. Commw. Nov. 12, 2014) Leadbetter, J. (12 pages).

Real Estate Assessment • Public Housing Authority • Mixed-Use • Tax Exemption • Public Purpose

Fritzinger v. Duhart, PICS Case No. 14-1850 (C.P. Monroe Nov. 6, 2014) Zulick, J. (5 pages).

Service of Process • Personal Injury • Motor Vehicle Accident

1400 Market Street, LLC v. Fox Funding, LLC, PICS Case No. 14-1854 (C.P. Carbon Nov. 10, 2014) Nanovic, J. (22 pages).

Mortgages • Foreclosure • Reformation • Mutual Mistake

Commonwealth v. Dominick, PICS Case No. 14-1858 (C.P. Lackawanna Nov. 3, 2014) Nealon, J. (5 pages).

Legal Profession • Motions to Withdraw as Counsel

Commonwealth v. Adams, PICS Case No. 14-1851 (C.P. Montgomery Oct. 24, 2014) Braxton, J. (6 pages).

Motor Vehicles • License Suspension • DUI • Documentary Evidence

Commonwealth v. XTO Energy Inc., PICS Case No. 14-1859 (C.P. Lycoming Nov. 3, 2014) Lovecchio, J. (7 pages).

Material Evidence • Exculpatory Information • Subpoenas Duces Tecum

Chevalier v. Gen. Nutrition Ctrs. Inc., PICS Case No. 14-1857 (C.P. Allegheny October 20, 2014) Wettick, J. (24 pages).

Wages and Hours • Overtime Compensation • Fluctuating Workweek

DeFranca v. Trans-Fleet Concrete, Inc., PICS Case No. 14-1853 (C.P. Philadelphia Oct. 16, 2014) Panepinto, J. (16 pages).

Personal Injury • Workplace Accident • Agency Liability • Hearsay

Moore v. Democratic Cnty. Exec. Comm. of Phila., PICS Case No. 14-1847 (E.D. Pa. Nov. 6, 2014) Baylson, J. (14 pages).

Elections • §1983 Violations • Supplemental Jurisdiction

Smith v. Unilife Corp., PICS Case No. 14-1844 (E.D. Pa. Nov. 13, 2014) Baylson, J. (23 pages).

Confidential Information • Discovery • Contempt • Wiretapping • Attorney Fees

Chester v. Wetzel, PICS Case No. 14-1845 (M.D. Pa. Nov. 13, 2014) Kane, J. (9 pages).

Intervention • Commonality • Timeliness • Lethal Injections

Heinzl v. Boston Mkt. Corp., PICS Case No. 14-1846 (W.D. Pa. Nov. 7, 2014) Mitchell, J. (13 pages).

Architectural Barriers • Intent-To-Return Test • Deterrent Effect Test

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Keller, PICS Case No. 14-1848 (Pa. Oct. 15, 2014) per curiam (10 pages).

Disbarment • Unconditional Resignation • Wire Fraud

Savoia v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., PICS Case No. 14-1811 (C.P. Chester Oct. 15, 2014) Tunnell, J. (9 pages).

Franchises • Tortious Interference • Civil Conspiracy • Injunctive Relief

Commonwealth v. Parker, PICS Case No. 14-1786 (Pa. Super. Nov. 6, 2014) Olson, J. (24 pages).

Admissibility • Hearsay • Out-of-Court Question • Implied Assertion

Burke v. Independence Blue Cross, PICS Case No. 14-1785 (Pa. Oct. 31, 2014) Saylor, J.; Baer, J., concurring in result (14 pages).

Coverage • Autism-Related Services • Act 62 • Place-of-Service Exclusion • Agency Appeal

Mfrs. and Traders Trust Co. v. Jenner's Commons, LLC, PICS Case No. 14-1794 (Pa. Super. Nov. 3, 2014) (memorandum) Wecht, J. (12 pages).

Confession of Judgment • Exclusive Jurisdiction/Venue • Meritorious Defense

Nationstar Mort., LLC v. Masucci, PICS Case No. 14-1795 (Pa. Super. Nov. 3, 2014) (memorandum) Gantman, P.J. (20 pages).

Mortgage Foreclosure • Defective Note Transfer • Hearsay • Defective Act 6/91 Notice

Commonwealth v. Seagraves, PICS Case No. 14-1787 (Pa. Super. Nov. 6, 2014) Allen, J. (24 pages).

Sentencing • Juvenile Defendant • Mandatory Life Sentence Without Parole • Mitigating Factors

Commonwealth v. Stoppard, PICS Case No. 14-1788 (Pa. Super. Oct. 29, 2014) Shogan, J. (9 pages).

Sentencing • Petition for Regrading • Escape and Flight • Underlying Felony Charges

Thode v. Ladany, PICS Case No. 14-1798 (Pa. Super. Nov. 6, 2014) (memorandum) Jenkins, J. (15 pages).

Title IX Discrimination • Evidence • Due Process • Contract • Student/University Relationship

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Fisher, PICS Case No. 14-1800 (Pa. Super. Oct. 24, 2014) (memorandum) Olson J. (13 pages).

Admissibility • Hearsay • Independent Basis • Damages

Commonwealth v. Williams, PICS Case No. 14-1789 (Pa. Super. Oct. 30, 2014) Stabile, J. (24 pages).

Defendant's Rights • Confrontation Clause • Admission of Victim Statements • Primary Purpose

Uveges v. Uveges, PICS Case No. 14-1799 (Pa. Super. Nov. 5, 2014) Allen, J. (11 pages).

Divorce • Alimony • Benefits • Enforcement

Erie Ins. Exch. v. Britcher, PICS Case No. 14-1790 (Pa. Super. Oct. 29, 2014) (memorandum) Fitzgerald, J. (8 pages).

Automobile Insurance Policy • Obligation to Provide Coverage • Commercial Insured • Waiver of Appellate Issues

King v. City of Phila., PICS Case No. 14-1797 (Pa. Commw. Oct. 24, 2014) Friedman, S.J. (9 pages).

Scheduling Order • Failure to Comply • Abuse of Discretion • Local Agency Appeal Rules

Riverside Sch. Dist. v. Career Tech. Ctr. of Lackawanna Cnty., PICS Case No. 14-1796 (Pa. Commw. Nov. 5, 2014) Friedman, S.J. (12 pages).

Appropriation Clause • Master Lease Agreement • "Financial Obligation for a Capital Expenditure"

Walkden v. Dep't of Transp., Bureau of Driver Licensing, PICS Case No. 14-1793 (Pa. Commw. Nov. 6, 2014) Colins, J. (14 pages).

Suspension of License • Implied Consent Law • Refusal of Chemical Testing • Reasonable Grounds for Arrest

In re Found. For Anglican Christian Tradition, PICS Case No. 14-1792 (Pa. Commw. Nov. 5, 2014) Pellegrini, P.J. (13 pages).

Charitable Gifts • Charitable Trust • Clear and Unambiguous Language of Intent to Create a Trust • Standing to Enforce

Phila. Commercial Dev. Corp. v. Irving Fryar Realty Inc., PICS Case No. 14-1809 (C.P. Philadelphia Oct. 10, 2014) Dembe, J. (5 pages).

Indemnity and Suretyship Agreements • Confessed Judgments • Standing • Limitations on Actions

Commonwealth v. Tilburg, PICS Case No. 14-1813 (C.P. Lycoming Oct. 2, 2014) Butts, J. (15 pages).

Drunk Driving • Self-Incrimination • Field Sobriety Tests

Commonwealth v. Williams, PICS Case No. 14-1808 (C.P. Berks Nov. 6, 2014) Yatron, J. (4 pages).

Search and Seizure • Self-Incrimination • Motor Vehicles · Controlled Dangerous Substances

Varone v. Varone, PICS Case No. 14-1815 (C.P. Monroe Sept. 5, 2014) Higgins, J. (5 pages).

Child Support • Alimony • Change In Circumstances

Pietrusewicz v. Pietrusewicz, PICS Case No. 14-1818 (C.P. Berks Aug. 14, 2014) Lash, J. (28 pages).

Custody • Divorce • Alienation of Affections

In re E.U., PICS Case No. 14-1814 (C.P. Lehigh Oct. 9, 2014) Steinberg, J. (7 pages).

Motor Vehicles • Juvenile Law • Criminal Possession

Erie Ins. Exch. v. Reisinger, PICS Case No. 14-1812 (C.P. Adams Oct. 15, 2014) George, J. (11 pages).

Homeowner's Insurance • Defense and Indemnification • Household Residents

Guidotti v. Chester Cnty. Bd. of Assessment Appeals, PICS Case No. 14-1817 (C.P. Chester Oct. 27, 2014) Tunnell, J. (12 pages).

Residential and Commercial Real Estate • Assessment • Appraisals • Fair Market Value

Banka v. Columbia Broad. Co., PICS Case No. 14-1819 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 30, 2014) Sanchez, J. (13 pages).

Defamation • Fair Report Privilege • Medical Malpractice

Disney Enters., Inc. v. Entin't Theatre Grp., PICS Case No. 14-1822 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 29, 2014) Schmelh, J. (20 pages).

Copyright Infringement • Res Judicata • Claim Preclusion

CertainTeed Ceilings Corp. v. Aiken, PICS Case No. 14-1821 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 24, 2014) Baylson, J. (26 pages).

Non-Compete Agreement • Geographic Scope • Legitimate Business Interests

United States v. Franz, PIC Case No. 14-1824 (3rd Cir. Nov. 11, 2014) Jordan, J. (47 pages).

Fourth Amendment • Exclusionary Rule • Motion to Suppress

Dooley v. CPR Restoration & Cleaning Svcs. LLC, PICS Case No. 14-1823 (3d Cir. Oct. 29, 2014) Cowen, J. (8 pages).

Fair Labor Standards Act • Outside Sales Employee • Primary Duties • Freedom From Supervision

Oley Valley Dev. Inc. v. Berks Cnty. Bd. of Assessment Appeals, PICS Case No. 14-1810 (C.P. Berks Aug. 11, 2014) Lash, J. (9 pages).

Real Estate Taxes • Subdivisions • Assessment • "Development" Approach

Wells Fargo Bank N.A. v. Spivak, PICS Case No. 14-1749 (Pa. Super. Oct. 31, 2014) Jenkins, J. (21 pages).

Residential Mortgage • Notice of Foreclosure • Second Foreclosure Action • Lack of Notice

Commonwealth v. Moore, PICS Case No. 14-1744 (Pa Oct. 30, 2014) Todd, J.; Saylor, J., concurring. (19 pages).

Possession of an Instrument of Crime • Acquittal of Related Offenses • Inconsistent Verdicts

Commonwealth v. Daniels, PICS Case No. 14-1746 (Pa. Oct. 30, 2014) Castille, C.J.; Saylor, J., concurring and dissenting (89 pages).

Post-Conviction Relief • Coordinate Jurisdiction Rule • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel • Brady Claim • Cause of Death

Octave v. Walker, PICS Case No. 14-1752 (Pa. Oct. 30, 2014) Eakin, J.; Saylor, J.(dissenting) (18 pages).

Privilege • Waiver • Mental Health Procedure Act • Confidentiality

Miller v. S.E. Pa. Transp. Auth., PICS Case No. 14-1748 (Pa. Oct. 30, 2014) Castille, C.J.; Eakin, J., dissenting. (26 pages)

Water Damage • Riparian Rights • Federal Railroad Safety Act • Federal Preemption

Commonwealth v. Kelly, PICS Case No. 17-1751 (Pa. Super. Oct. 24, 2014) Bender, P. J. (16 pages).

Corruption of Minors Statute • Felony Grading • "Course of Conduct"

Commonwealth v. Harden, PICS Case No. 14-1750 (Pa. Super. Oct. 27, 2014) Wecht, J. (15 pages).

DUI • License Suspension • Anders Brief • Actual Notice

Commonwealth v. Boyles, PICS Case No. 14-1741 (Pa. Super. Oct. 24, 2014), Gantman, P.J. (12 pages).

DUI • State University • Campus Police • Primary Jurisdiction • Public Road on Campus Property

Commonwealth v. Perez, PICS Case No. 14-1770 (Pa. Super. Oct. 29, 2014) Shogan, J. (19 pages).

Post-Conviction Relief • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel • Jury Instructions • "No Adverse Inference" • Prior Consistent Statements

Commonwealth v. Colon, PICS Case No. 14-1742 (Pa. Super. Oct. 24, 2014) Allen, J. (20 pages).

Probation and Parole • Revocation Hearing • Admissibility of Hearsay Evidence • Excited Utterance Exception

Commonwealth v. Gillespie, PICS Case No. 14-1743 (Pa. Super. Oct. 27, 2014) Gantman, J. (11 pages).

Search and Seizure • Courthouse Security • Reasonable Expectation • Absolute Privacy

AFSCME v. Cnty. of Lackawanna, PICS Case No. 14-1739 (Pa. Commw. Oct. 24, 2014), Leavitt, J. (18 pages).

Labor Law • Collective Bargaining • Grievance Arbitration Award • Appellate Court Review • Deferential Essence Test

Borough of Gettysburg v. Teamster Local No. 776, PICS Case No. 14-1740 (Pa. Commw. Oct. 29, 2014) Leadbetter, J. (13 pages).

Public Employer • Collective Bargaining • Act 111 • Arbitration • Jurisdiction

Bagwell v. Pa. Dep't. of Educ., PICS Case No. 14-1754 (Pa. Commw. Oct. 31, 2014) Simpson, J. (30 pages).

Right-to-Know Law • Attorney Work Product Privilege • Attorney-Client Privilege • Subject Matter Waiver • Selective Waiver

McGowan v. Pa. Dep't of Envtl. Protect., PICS Case No. 14-1747 (Pa. Commw. Oct. 28, 2014) McCullough, J. (25 pages).

Right-to-Know Law • Exemption from Disclosure • Internal, Predecisional Deliberation Exception

Commw./DPW-Loysville Youth Ctr. v. Workers' Comp. Appeal Bd., PICS Case No. 14-1753 (Pa. Commw. Oct. 30, 2014) Brobson, J. (21 pages).

Workers' Compensation • IRE – Based Modification • Competent Evidence

Wilkins & Assoc. v. Strauser Nature's Helpers, PICS Case No. 14-1768 (C.P. Monroe Aug. 8, 2014) Higgins, J. (6 pages).

Breach of Contract • Civil Fraud • Punitive Damages • Speaking Demurrers

In re Weiss, PICS Case No. 14-1765 (C.P. Lehigh Sept. 10, 2014) Ford, J. (6 pages).

Expungement • Juvenile Records • Sexual Offenses

Commonwealth v. Womack, PICS Case No. 14-1764 (C.P. Delaware Oct. 17, 2014) Nilon, J. (8 pages).

Robbery • Firearms • Mandatory Minimum Sentence • Constitutional Law

Acero Precision v. Bonelli, PICS Case No. 14-1767 (C.P. Chester Oct. 15, 2014) Tunnell, J. (23 pages).

Employment Contracts • Restrictive Covenants • Misappropriation

Mley v. Leonhardt, PICS Case No. 14-1723 (C.P. Lawrence Sept. 22, 2014) Piccione, J. (13 pages).

Consumer Credit Transaction • Installment Contracts for Residential Property • Judgments by Confession

Brunner v. Ritchey, PICS Case No. 14-1761 (C.P. Allegheny Oct. 6, 2014) Wettick, J. (8 pages).

Personal Injury • Discovery • Protective Order • Confidential Records

Walker v. Community Action Realty, Inc., PICS Case No. 14-1763 (C.P. Lycoming Oct. 13, 2014) Gray, J. (6 pages).

Personal Injury • Premises Liability • Public Building

In re Estate of Creamer, PICS Case No. 14-1760 (C.P. Philadelphia Sept. 30, 2014) Herron, J. (16 pages).

Standing • Accounting • Child Support Judgment

United States v. Katzin, PICS Case No. 14-1777 (3d Cir. Oct. 1, 2014) Van Antwerpen, J. (70 pages).

Exclusionary Rule • Good Faith Exception • GPS Surveillance

Guzman v. Attorney Gen. of the U.S., PICS Case No. 14-1772 (3rd Cir. Nov. 3, 2014) Rendell, J. (28 pages).

Stop-Time Rule • Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act • Cancellation of Removal

U.S. v. Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., PICS Case No. 14-1778 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 22, 2014) Kelly, J. (8 pages).

Discovery • Sealing • Balancing • Qui Tam Action

J&J Sports Prods., Inc. v. Martinez, PICS Case No. 14-1773 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 23, 2014) Buckwalter, J. (19 pages).

Program Pirating • 47 U.SC. §605 Individual Liability • Damages

White v. Glenn, PICS Case No. 14-1776 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 27, 2014) O'Neill, J. (10 pages).

Malicious Prosecution • Deprivation of Liberty • False Arrest

In the Matter of Rhodes, PICS Case No. 14-1774 (Pa. Sept. 30, 2014) (per curiam) (16 pages).

Disbarment • Misappropriation of Fiduciary Funds • Burden of Proof

Gunite Specialist, Inc. v. Outdoor Spaces Design Grp., PICS Case No. 14-1703 (Pa. Super. Oct. 14, 2014) (memorandum) Stabile, J. (8 pages).

Personal Jurisdiction • Long-Arm Statute • Breach • Unjust Enrichment

Discover Bank v. Paulone, PICS Case No. 14-1701 (Pa. Super. Oct. 16, 2014)(memorandum) Panella, J. (7 pages).

Collection Action • Loan and Line of Credit Agreement • Breach of Contract • Jury Verdict • Sufficiency of Evidence

Commonwealth v. Samuel, PICS Case No. 14-1700 (Pa. Super. Oct. 17, 2014) Donohue, J. (16 pages).

Enhancement Provisions • Factual Predicate • Quantity of Cocaine • Excessiveness of Sentence • Mitigating Factors

Sabella v. Appalachian Dev. Corp., PICS Case No. 14-1712 (Pa. Super. Oct. 20, 2014) Wecht, J.(44 pages).

Oil, Gas and Mineral Rights • Ejectment • Trespass • Conversion • Bad Faith • Damages

Huss v. Weaver, PICS Case No. 14-1705 (Pa. Super. Oct. 21, 2014) Donohue, J. (21 pages).

Child Custody • Contractual Arrangement for Custody • Breach of Contract • Void as Against Public Policy • Estoppel

Stein v. Magarity, PICS Case No. 14-1713 (Pa. Super. Oct. 22, 2014) Musmanno, J. (13 pages).

Attorney Fee Recovery • Breach of Contract • Negligence • Summary Judgment

Haldaman v. Eaton Corp., PICS Case No. 14-1704 (Pa. Super. Oct. 3, 2014) (memorandum) Mundy, J. (23 pages).

Asbestos • Secondary Exposure • Frequency, Regularity, and Proximity Factors • Summary Judgment

Krauss v. Trane US Inc., PICS Case No. 14-1709 (Pa. Super. Oct. 22, 2014) Shogan, J. (70 pages).

Asbestos • Summary Judgment • Frequent/Regular/Proximate Exposure • Liability for Third-Party Components

Bracken v. Burchick Constr. Co., Inc., PICS Case No. 14-1699 (Pa. Super. Oct. 10, 2014) (memorandum) Panella, J. (28 pages).

Liability • Workplace Accident • General Contractor/Subcontractor • Indemnity Claim • Intermediate Form Indemnity Provision

In re Fumo Irrevocable Children's Trust, PICS Case No. 14-1714 (Pa. Super. Oct. 17, 2014) Jenkins, J. (42 pages).

Irrevocable Trust • Removal of Trustee • Substantial Change in Circumstances

A. Scott Enter., Inc. v. City of Allentown, PICS Case No. 14-1698 (Pa. Commw. Oct. 21, 2014) Leavitt, J. (23 pages).

Breach of Contract • Attorney Fee Recovery • Government Agency Action • Procurement Code §3935 • Statutory Penalty

Glunk v. Dep't of State, PICS Case No. 14-1711 (Pa. Commw. Oct. 17, 2014) McCullough, J. (18 pages).

Right to Know Law • Exempt Records • "Predecisional" • Administrative Law

Devine v. Unemployment Comp. Bd. of Rev., PICS Case No. 14-1708 (PaCommw Oct. 17, 2014) Colins, S.J. (8 pages).

Unemployment Compensation • Base Year Earnings • Financial Eligibility Requirements

Simko v. Workers' Comp. Appeal Bd., PICS Case No. 14-1707 (Pa. Commw. Oct. 17, 2014) Friedman, S.J. (9 pages).

Workers' Compensation • Course and Scope of Employment • "Coming and Going" Rule • "Special Mission" Exception

Holler v. Workers' Comp. Appeal Bd., PICS Case No. 14-1702 (Pa. Commw. Oct. 17, 2014) Brobson, J. (8 pages).

Workers' Compensation • Course/Scope of Employment • Going/Coming Rule • Travelling Employee Exception

COBA Inc. v. Marcon Enters. LLC, PICS Case No. 14-1725 (C.P. Lehigh Sept. 12, 2014) McGinley, J. (14 pages).

Mortgage Foreclosure • Deficiency Judgment Act • Fair Market Value • Expert Witness

Commonwealth v. Murphy, PICS Case No. 14-1717 (C.P. Monroe Aug. 22, 2014) Harlacher Sibum, J. (15 pages).

Evidence • Motion to Suppress • Drug Detection Dog

O'Brien v. O'Brien, PICS Case No. 14-1719 (C.P. Monroe Sept. 30, 2014) Harlacher Sibum, J. (15 pages).

Alimony • Equitable Distribution • Attorney Fees • Exceptions

Osborne v. Osborne, PICS Case No. 14-1722 (C.P. Lawrence Sept. 30, 2014) Hodge, J. (27 pages).

Equitable Distribution • Alimony • Marital Property

Edgington v. Abersold, PICS Case No. 14-1716 (C.P. Lawrence Sept. 24, 2014) Piccione, J. (13 pages).

Motor Vehicles • Negligence • Limited Tort Policies • Non-Economic Damages

Parsons v. Rose Valley Partnership, Inc., PICS Case No. 14-1715 (C.P. Lehigh Oct. 3, 2014) Varricchio, J. (8 pages).

Personal Injury • Slip And Fall • Civil Procedure • Service of Process

Thorpe v. Borough of Jim Thorpe, PICS Case No. 14-1731 (3d Cir. Oct. 23, 2014) McKee, J. (20 pages).

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act • Museums • Federal Funds

Williams v. City of Phila., PICS Case No. 14-1732 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 22, 2014) Surrick, J. (11 pages).

Discovery • Class Action • Confidential Mental Health Records • Protective Order • MHPA • HIPAA

Barley v. Fox Chase Cancer Ctr., PICS Case No. 14-1728 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 23, 2014) Dalzell, J. (20 pages).

Sanctions and Attorney Fees • ADA • 42 U.S.C. §12205 • Vexatious Motions

Malibu Media LLC v. Cui, PICS Case No. 14-1730 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 24, 2014) Pratter, J. (10 pages).

Copyright Infringement • Adult Films • Lost Profits • Damages

Burlington v. News Cor., PICS Case No. 14-1729 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 24, 2014) Surrick, J. (31 pages).

Title VII • Reverse Race Discrimination • Cat's Paw Liability

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Zanicky, PICS Case No. 14-1733 (Pa. Sept. 30, 2014) per curiam (15 pages).

Corruption of Minors • Professional Misconduct • Pa.R.D.E. Rule 215(g)

White v. City of Philadelphia, PICS Case No. 14-1662 (Pa. Commw. Oct. 16, 2014) Leadbetter, J. (13 pages).

Personal Injury • Police Negligence • Governmental Immunity • In-Flight Exception • Objective Knowledge • Police Pursuit

Rohner v. Atkinson, PICS Case No. 14-1677 (C.P. Monroe Aug. 14, 2014) Zulick, J. (9 pages).

Whistleblower Law • At-Will Employment • Termination • Public Policy

Commonwealth v. Burks, PICS Case No. 14-1659 (Pa. Super. Oct. 10, 2014) Gantman, P.J. (6 pages).

Revocation of Probation • Appeal • Timeliness • Rule 708

Commonwealth v. Davis, PICS Case No. 14-1653 (Pa. Super. Oct. 14, 2014) Stabile, J. (9 pages).

Search and Seizure • Motion to Suppress • Fruit of Illegal Search • Totality of Circumstances

Commonwealth v. Ranson, PICS Case No. 14-1668 (Pa. Super. Oct. 8, 2014) Olson, J. (21 pages).

Suppression of Evidence • Reasonable Suspicion • Informant

Commonwealth v. Buford, PICS Case No. 14-1667 (Pa. Super. Oct. 8, 2014) Allen, J. (35 pages).

Witness Testimony • Admission of Preliminary Hearing Testimony • Prior Inconsistent Statements

Lewis v. Toyota Motor Corp., PICS Case No. 14-1654 (Pa. Super. Oct. 2, 2014) (memorandum) Lazarus, J. (22 pages).

Personal Injury • Admissibility • Qualifications • Scope of Expertise • Rebuttal Testimony

J.K. v. W.L.K., PICS Case No. 14-1665 (Pa. Super. Oct. 14, 2014) Ford Elliott, J. (12 pages).

Child Custody • Relocation • Petition to Transfer Jurisdiction • Inconvenient Forum

In re D.S., PICS Case No. 14-1661 (Pa. Super. Oct. 10, 2014) Shogan, J. (11 pages).

Court Ordered Psychiatric Evaluation • Privacy Rights • Dependency Petition

In re D.M.W., PICS Case No. 14-1669 (Pa. Super. Oct. 10, 2014) Mundy, J. (12 pages).

Juvenile Delinquency • Sex Crimes • Involuntary Civil Commitment Order • Timeliness • Annual Review Hearing

Liberty Place Retail Assoc., L.P. v. Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge, PICS Case No. 14-1663 (Pa. Super. Oct. 14, 2014) Stabile, J. (20 pages).

Intentional Torts • Trespass • Religious Demonstration • Intent • Substantial Certainty • Public Nuisance

Flora v. Luzerne Cnty., PICS Case No. 14-1656 (Pa. Commw. Oct. 14, 2014) Leavitt, J. (25 pages).

Public Defenders • Denial of Counsel • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel • Standing • Mandamus

Coppolino v. Comm'r of Pa. State Police, PICS Case No. 14-1657 (Pa. Commw. Oct. 14, 2014) Cohn Jubelirer, J. (52 pages).

Sex Offender Registration Requirement • Completion of Sentence • Ex Post Facto Punishment • Disclosure of Internet Identifiers

Training Assoc. Corp. v. Unemployment Comp. Bd. of Review, PICS Case No. 14-1655 (Pa. Commw. Oct. 16, 2014) Cohn Jubelirer, J. (18 pages).

Unemployment Compensation Benefits • §402(h) • Separation from Employment • Employee vs. Independent Contractor

Dougherty v. Workers' Comp. Appeal Bd. (QVC, Inc.), PICS Case No. 14-1658 (Pa. Commw. Oct. 14, 2014) Simpson, J. (14 pages).

Workers' Compensation • Reinstatement Petition • Loss of Earnings

S & H Transport, Inc. v. City of York, PICS Case No. 14-1666 (Pa. Commw. Oct. 15, 2014) Pellegrini, P.J. (14 pages).

Exemption from Business Privilege Tax • Public Utility Services • Freight Brokerage

Fromm v. The Pocono Auction Gallery Inc., PICS Case No. 14-1679 (C.P. Monroe Aug. 5, 2014) Higgins, J. (10 pages).

Gist of the Action • Breach of Fiduciary Duty • Piercing the Corporate Veil • Consumer Protection

Infante v. Bank of Am., PICS Case No. 14-1682 (C.P. Monroe Sept. 24, 2014) Zulick, J. (15 pages).

Mortgages • Equitable Subrogation • Tenancies by the Entireties

Commonwealth v. Holmes, PICS Case No. 14-1676 (C.P. Lawrence Oct. 6, 2014) Piccione, J. (13 pages).

Motion To Suppress • Search and Seizure • Probable Cause • Exigent Circumstances

Commonwealth v. DeJesus, PICS Case No. 14-1673 (C.P. Lehigh July 29, 2104) Ford, J. (6 pages).

Sex Offender Registration • SORNA • Credit for Time Registered

Bonser v. Chamberlain, PICS Case No. 14-1681 (C.P. Monroe Sept. 18, 2014) Williamson, J. (11 pages).

Restrictive Covenants • Outbuildings • Livestock and Poultry

DeAngelo v. Stroud Twp. Zoning Hearing Bd., PICS Case No. 14-1672 (C.P. Monroe Sept. 11, 2014) Zulick, J. (15 pages).

Zoning • Special Exception Use • House of Worship • Homeless Shelter

McLaughlin v. Birdsboro Mun. Auth., PICS Case No. 14-1684 (C.P. Berks Oct. 3, 2014) Sprecher, J. (6 pages).

Municipal Water Authorities • Rate Regulation • Multi-Unit Building

McConnell v. Delprincipe, PICS Case No. 14-1674 (C.P. Lawrence Oct. 2, 2014) Cox, J. (14 pages).

Negligence • Personal Injury • Workers' Compensation Bar • Expert Testimony

In re Estate of Kipp, PICS Case No. 14-1675 (C.P. Monroe Sept. 12, 2014) Kulick, J. (6 pages).

Accounting • Power of Attorney • Wills • Banking and Financial Institutions

In re Estate of Shepley, PICS Case No. 14-1683 (C.P. Monroe Sept. 25, 2014) Williamson, J. (3 pages).

Will Contests • Discovery • Attorney/Client Privilege

United States v. Bui, PICS Case No. 14-1689 (3d Cir. Oct. 20, 2014) Greenaway, J. (12 pages).

'Safety Valve' Sentencing Reduction • Guilty Plea • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

United States v. Stout, PICS Case No. 14-1690 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 14, 2014) Bartle, J. (15 pages).

Newly Discovered Evidence • Impeachment Evidence • Likelihood of Acquittal

Cronin v. Bergmann, PICS Case No. 14-1686 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 16, 2014) Schiller, J. (8 pages).

Lanham Act 15 U.S.C. §1125 • Law Firms • Unfair Competition • Trade Disparagement

Marks v. Phila. Indus. Corr. Ctr., PICS Case No. 14-1688 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 15, 2014) Kelly, J. (11 pages).

Wrongful Death • Immunity • Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act • Medical-Professional Exception

Danko Holdings, L.P. v. EXCO Resources (PA) LLC, PICS Case No. 14-1687 (M.D. Pa. Sept. 29, 2014) Brann, J. (20 pages).

Extension Payment • Successors-in-Interest • Expiration of Oil and Gas Lease

Ketchum v. Giant Food Stores LLC, PICS Case No. 14-1614 (Pa. Super. Sept. 30, 2014) (memorandum) Bowes, J. (11 pages).

Premises Liability • Business Invitee • Burden of Proof • Actual/Constructive Notice of Danger • "Mode of Operation" Exception

Freedom Med. Supply Inc. v. PMA Capital Ins. Co., PICS Case No. 14-1635 (C.P. Philadelphia Aug. 8, 2014) Glazer, J. (9 pages).

Workers' Compensation Act • Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law • Class Certification

Joan I. Glisson Trust v. Greater Del. Valley Sav. Bank, PICS Case No. 14-1622 (Pa. Super. Oct. 8, 2014) (memorandum) Ott, J. (22 pages).

Commercial Pledge and Guaranty • Breach of Contract • Negligence • Bailment • Statute of Limitations

Commonwealth v. Pugh, PICS Case No. 14-1620 (Pa. Super. Oct. 7, 2014) Panella, J.(24 pages).

Expert Testimony • Exclusion of Past Sexual Conduct • Best Evidence Jury Instructions • Brady Violation

Commonwealth v. Valentine, PICS Case No. 14-1613 (Pa. Super. Oct. 3, 2014) Allen, J. (22 pages).

Mandatory Minimum Sentence Provision • Burden of Proof • Constitutionality • 42 Pa.C.S. §§9712-9713

Commonwealth v. K.S.F., PICS Case No. 14-1623 (Pa. Super. Oct. 8, 2014) Lazarus, J. (11 pages).

Rape Shield Law • Black Test • Evidence of Credibility

Commonwealth v. Gentry, PICS Case No. 14-1612 (Pa. Super. Oct. 3, 2014), Mundy, J. (13 pages).

Sentencing • Imposition of Restitution Amount • Improper Delegation of Trial Court Duty • Remand for Hearing

Commonwealth v. Feeney, PICS Case No. 14-1619 (Pa. Super. Oct. 7, 2014) Bowes, J. (9 pages).

Waiver of Speedy Trial • Defendant's Failure to Appear • Deliberate Failure to Appear

Worley v. Effler, PICS Case No. 14-1616 (Pa. Super. Oct. 1, 2014) Ott, J. (6 pages).

Documentary Evidence • Custody and Child Support • Enforcement of Foreign Support Order • 23 Pa.C.S. §§7606 and 7607

In the Interest of M.T., PICS Case No. 14-1626 (Pa. Super. Oct. 8, 2014) Allen, J. (32 pages).

Change of Goal • Termination of Parental Rights

Ammerman v. Shaffer, PICS Case No. 14-1617 (Pa. Super. Oct. 3, 2014) (memorandum) Elliott, J. (12 pages).

Adverse Possession or Conduct • Unclear Property Boundary • Shared Costs

Haan v. Wells, PICS Case No. 14-1625 (Pa. Super. Oct. 8, 2014) Wecht, J. (21 pages).

Encroachment • Trespass • Expert Witness • Sufficiency of the Evidence • Weight of the Evidence

Pelzer v. Wetzel, PICS Case No. 14-1621 (Pa. Commw. Oct. 6, 2014) Friedman, J. (5 pages).

Prisoners' Rights • Unlawful Prison Conditions • Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedies

Petition of Wilkinsburg Sch. Dist., PICS Case No. 14-1615 (Pa. Commw. Oct. 8, 2014) McGinley, J. (21 pages).

Petition for Private Sale • "Unused and Unnecessary" • Formal Determination • School Purposes

Clinkscale v. Dept. of Pub. Welfare, PICS Case No. 14-1618 (Pa. Commw. Oct. 6, 2014) Covey, J. (8 pages).

Disclosure of Personal Record • Right-to-Know Law • Exemption from Disclosure Requirement • Mootness

Taylor v. Ne. Bradford Sch. Dist., PICS Case No. 14-1624 (Pa. Commw. Oct. 9, 2014) Leavitt, J. (11 pages).

Governmental Immunity • Real Property Exception • Personal Injury

Falor v. Sw. Pa. Water Auth., PICS Case No. 14-1627 (Pa. Commw. Oct. 9, 2014) Leavitt, J. (14 pages).

Governmental Immunity • Water Authority • Local Agency