Judges and Cases

This Week's Cases

Hall v. Southwestern Pa. Water Auth., PICS Case No. 14-0465 (Pa. Commw. March 17, 2014) Leavitt, J. (8 pages).

Sovereign Immunity • Real Estate Exception • "Dangerous Condition"

Thierry v. Matson, PICS Case No. 14-0471 (C.P. Northampton Feb. 11, 2014) Baratta, J. (13 pages).

Breach • "Gist of the Action" Doctrine • Punitive Damages • UTPCPL

Tindell v. Dept. of Corr., PICS Case No. 14-0475 (Pa. Commw. March 24, 2014) Colins, J. (20 pages).

Cruel and Unusual Punishment • Prisoners' Health • Prison Conditions

Morris v. Morris, PICS Case No. 14-0485 (C.P. Berks Jan. 10, 2014) Lash, J. (34 pages).

Custody and Child Support • Modification of Custody Order • Child's Best Interest • Weekday Visitation • School Difficulties

J & J Sports Prod., Inc. v. Weiner, PICS Case No. 14-0461 (E.D. Pa. March 20, 2014) Kelly, S.J. (15 pages).

Default Judgment • Opening Default Under Fed.R.Civ.P. 60(b) • Service of Process

Von Rosing v. SAP A.G., PICS Case No. 14-0474 (E.D. Pa. March 18, 2014) DuBois, J. (14 pages).

Breach • Unjust Enrichment • Misappropriation of Ideas • Unauthorized Use of Name

Luther P. Miller, Inc. v. Commonwealth, PICS Case No. 14-0462 (Pa. Commw. March 20, 2014) Colins, S.J. (15 pages).

Deficiency Assessment • Nontaxable Sales to School District • Excessive Stock Loss

Segal v. Holber, PICS Case No. 14-0458 (E.D. Pa. March 20, 2014) Sanchez, J. (18 pages).

Appointment of Special Counsel • Interlocutory Review • Discretionary Jurisdiction

Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Noonan, PICS Case No. 14-0467 (Pa. Feb. 27, 2014) per curiam (25 pages).

Professional Ethics and Attorney Discipline • Resignation • Criminal Conduct • Duty to Protect Lien • Disbarment on Consent

Ladd v. Borough of West Reading Civil Service Comm'n, PICS Case No. 14-0483 (C.P. Berks March 18, 2014) Sprecher, J. (11 pages).

Demonstrative Evidence • Hiring/Firing • Assault • Civil Service Commission

Madonna v. Francisco, PICS Case No. 14-0476 (E.D. Pa. March 13, 2014) Pratter, J. (15 pages).

Enforcement of Judgment • Piercing Corporate Veil • Claim Preclusion • Breach

Muscarella v. Commw. , PICS Case No.14-0446 (Pa. Commw. March 14, 2014) McCullough, J. (28 pages).

Real Property Tax Rebate • Senior Citizens • "Claimant" • Estates

Troutman v. American Fed. of State Cnty. and Mun. Emps., PICS Case No. 14-0477 (Pa. Commw. March 13, 2014) Leavitt, J. (26 pages).

Collective Bargaining • Unfair Labor Practices • County Code • Filling Vacant Positions

Schell v. Guth, PICS Case No. 14-0468 (Pa. Commw. March 19, 2014) Brobson, J. (33 pages).

Malicious Prosecution • Defamation • Negligence • Sovereign Immunity • Scope of Employment

Rossiter v. City of Phila., PICS Case No. 14-0466 (E.D. Pa. March 17, 2014) Slomsky, J. (20 pages).

Pre-Termination Hearing • "Stigma-Plus" Claim • Retaliation Claim (Freedom to Associate)

Shedden v. Anadarko E&P Co., L.P., PICS Case No. 14-0470 (Pa. Super. March 14, 2014) Musmanno, J. (9 pages).

Lease of Oil and Gas Rights • Bonus Payments • Warranty of Title • Estoppel by Deed

Commonwealth v. Emanuel, PICS Case No. 14-0491 (Pa. Super. Feb. 26, 2014) Bender, J. (7 pages).

Theft by Unlawful Taking of Movable Property • Definition of "Movable Property"

Hunsberger v. Zechman, PICS Case No. 14-0457 (C.P. Lycoming March 12, 2014) Gray, J. (7 pages).

Settlement • Residential and Commercial Real Estate

Commonwealth v. Greely, PICS Case No. 14-4081 (C.P. Berks Jan. 16, 2014) Boccabella, J. (7 pages).

False Identification • Public Drunkenness • Suppression of Evidence • Sufficiency of Evidence

Dominguez v. Yahoo, Inc., PICS Case No. 14-0413 (E.D. Pa. March 20, 2014) Baylson, J. (12 pages).

Telephone Consumer Protection Act • Automatic Telephone Dialing System

Commonwealth v. Houghton, PICS Case No. 14-0482 (C.P. Delaware March 2014) Nilon, Jr., J. (6 pages).

Post-Conviction Relief • Rule 1925(b) Statement • Waiver of Appellate Issues

Illinois Ins. Fund v Reliance Ins. Co., PICS Case No. 14-0456 (Pa. Commw. March 21, 2014) Leadbetter, J. (10 pages).

Regulation • Guaranty Association • Liquidation • Priority Levels

Commwealth v. SMP, Inc., PICS Case No. 14-0455 (Pa. Super. March 18, 2014) Lazarus, J. (7 pages).

Motor Vehicle • Commercial Vehicle Service Alliance Procedure • Out-of-Service Criteria

Modern Equipment Sales v. Main Street Am. Assurance Co., PICS Case No. 14-0335 (Pa. Super. March 3, 2014) Fitzgerald, J. (9 pages).

Duty to Defend and Indemnify • Bad Faith • Declaratory Relief • Additional Insured

Pa. Turnpike Comm'n v. Teamsters Local No. 77, PICS Case No. 14-0432 (Pa. Commw. March 7, 2014) Covey, J. (16 pages).

Collective Bargaining Agreements • Arbitration • Enforcement •Subcontracting

Commonwealth v. Kinard, PICS Case No. 14-0425 (Pa. Super. March 4, 2014) Ford Elliott, J. (41 pages).

Relevancy of Incriminating Admissions of Other Bad Acts • Expert Testimony • Plea Deal • Sufficiency of Evidence

Commonwealth v. Johnson, PICS Case No. 14-0424 (C.P. Berks March 14, 2014) Keller, J. (12 pages).

Post-Conviction Relief Act • Exceptions to Time Bar

Barnes v. Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co., PICS Case No. 14-0421 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 26, 2014) Brody, J. (7 pages).

Racial Discrimination/Disparate Treatment • Adverse Employment Action

Nat'l Educ. Fin. Svcs. v. U.S. Bank, PICS Case No. 14-0430 (E.D. Pa. March 6, 2014) Restrepo, J. (10 pages).

Breach • Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing • Termination

Sharp v. Travelers Personal Security Ins. Co., PICS Case No. 14-0437 (C.P. Lackawanna March 7, 2014) Nealon, J. (41 pages).

Discovery • Privilege • Opinion Work Product • Reserve Information • Bad Faith Claim

Commonwealth v. Destephano, PICS Case No. 14-0423 (Pa. Super. March 7, 2014) Lazarus, J. (13 pages).

Post-Conviction Relief Act • Interstate Agreement on Detainers Act • Speedy Trial

A.S. v. Pennsylvania State Police, PICS Case No. 14-0375 (Pa. Commw. March 7, 2014) Pellegrini, J. (41 pages).

Sex Offender Registry • Registration Requirements • Single or Same Criminal Episode

Martinez v. Martinez, PICS Case No. 14-0428 (C.P. Berks Jan. 22, 2014) Bucci, J. (32 pages).

Dissolution of Marriage • Equitable Distribution • Pension Value • Coverture Fraction • Payment Status

Daniel v. City of Philadelphia, PICS Case No. 14-0443 (Pa. Commw. March 12, 2014) Friedman, S.J. (7 pages).

Service of Process • Good-Faith Attempt • Reinstated Complaint • Statute of Limitations

Perdick v. City of Allentown, PICS Case No. 14-0433 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 26, 2014) Rice, J. (11 pages).

Disability Discrimination • Police Officer • §1983 • Fourteenth Amendment

Sanchez-Guardiola v. Philadelphia, PICS Case No. 14-0436 (Pa. Commw. March 10, 2014) Simpson, J. (14 pages).

Governmental Immunity • Real Property • Personal Property

Cordes v. Ass'n of Internal Med., PICS Case No. 14-0372 (Pa. Super. March 12, 2014) Wecht, J. (87 pages).

Jury Selection • Challenge for Cause • Appearance of Bias or Impartiality • Per Se Prejudice

A.V. v. S.T., PICS Case No. 14-0420 (Pa. Super. March 7, 2014) Gantman, J. (14 pages).

Child Custody • Physical Custody • Relocation

HSBC Bank v. Mid Cnty. Res., PICS Case No. 14-0227 (C.P. Monroe Jan. 22, 2014) Mark, J. (8 pages).

Mortgage Foreclosure • Mortgage Assignment • Fraud

Joseph v. Scranton Times, PICS Case No. 14-0371 (Pa. Super. March 11, 2014) Strassburger, J. (46 pages).

Intentional Torts • Defamation • Damages • Special Harm

Intertrust GNC v. Interstate Gen. Media, PICS Case No. 14-0254 (C.P. Philadelphia Feb. 11, 2014) McInerney, J. (6 pages.

LLCs • Dissolution • Subject Matter Jurisdiction • Limited Liability Agreement

Rolon v. Lackawanna Cty., PICS Case No. 14-0434 (M.D. Pa. Feb. 19, 2014) Caputo, J. (10 pages).

Disability Discrimination • Police Officer • §1983 • Fourteenth Amendment

Onuffer v. Darby Twp., PICS Case No. 14-0431 (E.D. Pa. March 6, 2014) Pratter, J. (10 pages).

Civil Procedure • Statute of Limitations • Sexual Assault

Lexington Ins. Co. v. 3039 B Street Ass'n, PICS Case No. 14-0427 (E.D. Pa. March 6, 2014) Slomsky, J. (27 pages).

Interpretation • Insurance Law • Policy Terms • Breach of Contract

Wolf v. Wolf, PICS Case No. 14-0440 (CP Philadelphia Feb. 20, 2014) Massiah-Jackson, J. (12 pages).

Quiet Title • Mortgage • Real Estate Partnership

Young v. Workers' Comp. Appeal Bd. (PICS Case No. 14-0441 (Pa. Commw. March 10, 2014) Jubelirer, J. (15 pages).

Jurisdiction • Subrogation • Documentary Evidence • Employee Benefits

Seitel Data, Ltd. v. Center Twp., PICS Case No. 14-0370 (Pa. Commw. March 7, 2014) McCullough, J. (24 pages).

Subject Matter Jurisdiction • Municipal Ordinances • Seismic Agreements

Commonwealth v. Colon, PICS Case No. 14-0422 (Pa. Super. March 7, 2014) Allen, J. (17 pages).

Speedy Trial • Due Process • Reasonable Delay before Trial

William Michael Lanigan v. T.H.E. Insurance Co., PICS Case No. 14-0410 (Pa. Super. March 14, 2014) Bowes, J. (19 pages).

Interpretation • Policy Terms • Bad Faith • Personal Injury • Wrongful Death

Verizon Pa. Inc. v. Workers' Comp. Appeal Bd., PICS Case No. 14-0439 (Pa. Commw. March 12, 2014) Colins, J. (13 pages).

Workers Compensation • Impairment Rating Evaluation • "Active in Clinical Practice

Rotundo v. Jones, PICS Case No. 14-0404 (C.P. Berks Jan. 27, 2014) Lash, J. (11 pages).

Common Law Marriage • Inconsistent Evidence

Portfolio. v. Tannous, PICS Case No. 14-0385 (C.P. Northampton February 2014) Baratta, J. (8 pages).

Civil Procedure • Request for Admissions • Summary Judgment

Red Vision Sys. v. Nat'l Real Estate Info. Sys., PICS Case No. 14-0411 (C.P. Allegheny Feb. 26, 2014) Wettick, J. (7 pages).

Attorney/Client Privilege with Dissolved Corporations • Fraudulent Transfer • Breach of Contract • Unjust Enrichment

United States v. Cortez-Dutrieville, PICS Case No. 14-0383 (3d Cir. Feb. 26, 2014) Shwartz, J. (10 pages).

Search and Seizure • Standing • Expectation of Privacy

Fleisher v. Fiber Composites, LLC, PICS Case No. 14-0401 (E.D. Pa. March 5, 2014) Padova, J. (31 pages).

Class Actions • Settlement Agreements • Class Certification • Attorney Fees

Dawson v. Holiday Pocono Civic Ass'n, PICS Case No. 14-0402 (C.P. Carbon Jan. 21, 2014), Nanovic, P.J. (27 pages).

Subdivision • Restrictive Covenants • Narrow Construction • Short-term Rental • Residential Purpose • Abandonment

Commonwealth v. Arrington, PICS Case No. 14-0399 (Pa. Feb. 28, 2014) Baer, J. (44 pages).

Capital Cases • Sufficiency and Weight of Evidence • Suppression of Evidence • Jury Instructions

Asset Acceptance, LLC v. Kuhne, PICS Case No. 14-0378 (C.P. Northampton Feb. 2014) Baratta, J. (9 pages).

Verification of Complaint • Insufficient Pleading of Facts • Chain of Title • Breach

Starks v. Coloplast Corp., PICS Case No. 14-0253 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 13, 2014) McLaughlin, J. (21 pages).

Liability • Medical Device Amendments • Federal Preemption • FDA Approval

Matthews v. Unemployment Comp., PICS Case No. 14-0389 (Pa. Commw. March 5, 2014) Brobson, J. (14 pages).

Unemployment Compensation • Willful Misconduct • Good Cause

Commonwealth v. Orie, PICS Case No. 14-0398 (Pa. Super. March 6, 2014) Ott, J. (76 pages).

Double Jeopardy • Preclusion of Testimony • Suppression • Weight and Sufficiency of Evidence

Galarza v. Szalczyk, PICS Case No. 14-0337 (3d Cir. March 4, 2014) Fuentes, C.J.; Barry, C.J., dissenting (28 pages).

Equal Protection • 42 U.S.C. §1983 • Wrongful Detention • Immigration Detainer • 8 C.F.R. §287.7 • Mandatory Nature

White v. Pocono Psychiatric Ass'n, PICS Case No. 14-0400 (C.P. Monroe Feb. 26, 2014) Zulick, J. (16 pages).

Amended Complaint • New Cause of Action • Immunity • Medical Professional Waiver

Moore v. City of Philadelphia, PICS Case No. 14-0390 (E.D. Pa. March 5, 2014) Baylson, J. (10 pages).

§1983 • Excessive Force • Correctional Facility • Official Capacity • Supervisory Liability

Commonwealth v. Croucher, PICS Case No. 14-0397 (C.P. Lycoming February 2014) Lovecchio, J. (6 pages).

Admissions • Administrative Hearing Transcripts • Evidentiary Rulings after Mistrial

Commonwealth v. Green, PICS Case No. 14-0381 (Pa. Super. March 5, 2014) Platt, J. (8 pages).

Probation Conditions • Right Against Self-Incrimination

Hasty v. Montgomery Cty., PICS Case No. 14-0394 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 28, 2014) Surrick, J. (21 pages).

Section 1983 • Pretrial Detainees • Prison Medical Care • Supervisory Liability

Campbell v. Commw. of Pa., PICS Case No. 14-0386 (Pa. Commw. March 6, 2014) Brobson, J. (16 pages).

Driving Licenses • License Suspension • Blood Alcohol Testing

Black v. Cmty. Educ. Ctrs., Inc., PICS Case No. 14-0379 (E.D. Pa. March 4, 2014) DuBois, J. (16 pages).

Discrimination • Arbitration Clauses • Wrongful Termination • Negligent Supervision • Emotional Distress

Commonwealth v. Wiggins, PICS Case No. 14-0405 (C.P. Montgomery Feb. 19, 2014) Smyth, J. (36 pages).

Search and Seizure • Application for Search Warrant • Pa.R.Crim.P. 203(C) • Audio-Visual Communication

Gale v. City of Philadelphia, PICS Case No. 14-0340 (Pa. Commw. March 4, 2014) Colins, S.J. (8 pages).

Liability • Sovereign Immunity • Tort Claims Act • Vehicle Exception • "Operation"

Santiago v. Collins, PICS Case No. 14-0384 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 20, 2014) Yohn, J. (22 pages).

Habeas Corpus • Aggravated Assault • Attempted Burglary • Failure to Call Witness • Hearsay

D.M. v. V.B., PICS Case No. 14-0359 (Pa. Super. March 3, 2014) Strassburger, J. (12 pages).

Custody and Child Support • Paternity Testing • Collateral Estoppel • Paternity by Estoppel

Commonwealth v. Orellana, PICS Case No. 14-0360 (Pa. Super. Feb. 24, 2014) Wecht, J. (12 pages).

Anders/Santiago Briefs • Withdrawal of Court-Appointed Counsel

Phillips v. Lock, PICS Case No. 14-0351 (Pa. Super. Feb. 28, 2014) Platt, J. (29 pages).

Motor Vehicles • Substitution of Defendant

Willis v. Norristown Area Sch. Dist., PICS Case No. 14-0345 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 20, 2014) DuBois, J. (18 pages).

Discrimination • Disability Discrimination • Hiring/Firing • Americans with Disabilities Act

Commonwealth v. Gesslein, PICS Case No. 14-0361 (C.P. Lehigh Dec. 20, 2014), Steinberg, J. (34 pages).

Sufficiency of Evidence • Manslaughter • Self Defense • Mutually Inconsistent Inferences • Conflicting Testimony

In re Gisondi, PICS Case No. 14-0355 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 20, 2014) Pratter, J. (8 pages).

TILA • Notice of Right to Cancel • Presumption of Delivery • "Self-Serving" Testimony

Citizens Ins. Co. of Am. v. Ung, PICS Case No. 14-0281 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 21, 2014) Restrepo, J. (21 pages).

Homeowners' Insurance • Coverage of Third Party • Notice • "Occurrence"/Acts of Negligence"

In re O.M.H., PICS Case No. 14-0366 (C.P. Berks Jan. 24, 2014) Keller, J. (12 pages).

Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights • Condition Leading to Removal • Partner's History of Child Sexual Abuse

U.S. v. Hicks, PICS Case No. 14-0347 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 20, 2014) Sanchez, J. (28 pages).

Motion for New Trial • Newly Discovered Evidence • Impeachment Evidence • Fed. R. Crim. P. 33

Kelly v. Northeastern Educ. Intermediate Unit, PICS Case No. 14-0233 (C.P. Lackawanna Feb. 12, 2014) Nealon, J. (30 pages).

Right-to-Know Law • "Governmental Function" • Independent Auditor

Hemdel v. Schuylkill Valley Sch., PICS Case No. 14-0356 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 20, 2014) Rufe, J. (8 pages).

Due Process • Equal Protection • Student Suspension • Supplemental Jurisdiction

Commonwealth v. Davis, PICS Case No. 14-0362 (Pa. Super. Feb. 25, 2014) Bender, P.J. (17 pages).

Post Conviction Relief • Timeliness of PCRA Appeal • Governmental Interference Exception

Estate of Cynthia Ann Fuller, PICS Case No. 14-0358 (Pa. Super. March 3, 2014) Fitzgerald, J. (10 pages).

Forfeit of Interest • Parental Abandonment of Minor Child

Standen v. Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, Inc., PICS Case No. 14-0348 (M.D. Pa. Feb. 19, 2014) Munley, J. (21 pages).

Gender Discrimination • Sexual Harassment • Hostile Work Environment • Statute of Limitations

Pa. Oil and Gas Ass'n v. U.S. Forest Serv., PICS Case No. 14-0278 (W.D. Pa. Feb. 21, 2014) Hornak, J. (14 pages).

Environmental Review • Mineral and Gas Interests • Drilling Restrictions

Freeman v. Murphy, PICS Case No. 14-0357 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 24, 2014) Slonsky, J. (9 pages).

§1983 Liability • Constitutional Deprivations • Failure to Train • Malicious Prosecution

Dean v. Dean, PICS Case No. 14-0365 (C.P. Berks Jan. 15, 2014) Lash, J. (24 pages).

Divorce Proceedings • Equitable Distribution • Marital Assets • Coverture Fraction • Principles of Equity

Heffner v. Murphy, PICS Case No. 14-0262 (3d Cir. Feb. 19, 2014) McKee, J. (48 pages).

Statutory Warrantless Searches • Dormant Commerce Clause • Contract Clause • Commercial Speech

Segarra v. Philadelphia Parking Auth., PICS Case No. 14-0349 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 18, 2014) Rufe, J. (8 pages).

Hostile Work Environment • Retaliation • Title VII • Gender Discrimination • Assault and Battery

Commonwealth v. Fears, PICS Case No. 14-0326 (Pa. Feb. 19, 2014) Eakin, J. (41 pages).

Death Penalty • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel • Aggravating Circumstances • Mitigation • Guilty Plea

Guffey v. Kyriazis, PICS Case No. 14-0192 (C.P. Lackawanna Feb. 3, 2014) Minora, J. (17 pages).

Supplemental Discovery • Favoritism of Expert Witnesses

Forester v. Allstate Ins. Co., PICS Case No. 14-0319 (M.D. Pa. Feb. 11, 2014) Kane, J. (13 pages).

Policy Terms • "Earth Movement Exclusion" • Water Damage Exclusion • Summary Judgment

M.R. v. Ridley Sch. Dist., PICS Case No. 14-0314 (3d Cir. Feb. 20, 2014) Lipez, J. (32 pages).

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act • "Stay-put" Provision • Reimbursement of Private School Costs • Timeliness of Reimbursement Claim

Source Healthcare Analytics v. SDI Health, PICS Case No. 14-0116 (C.P. Philadelphia Jan. 14, 2014) McInerney, J. (35 pages).

Successor Liability • Valuation • Sales • Breach of Contract • Fraud • Mergers and Acquisitions

The North River Ins. Co. v. Mine Safety Appliances Co., PICS Case No. 14-0261 (C.P. Allegheny Feb. 13, 2014) Wettick, J. (19 pages).

Liability • Personal Injury • Ultra-Hazardous Activity • Policy Terms

Graboff v. The Colleran Firm, PICS Case No. 14-0317 (3d Cir. Feb. 20, 2014) Greenberg, J. (24 pages).

Defamation • False Light • Jury Interrogatories

Humphrey v. Wells Fargo Bank, PICS Case No. 14-0332 (C.P. Monroe Dec. 26, 2013) Zulick, J. (4 pages).

Negligence • Duty of Care • Bank/Customer Relationship

Commonwealth v. Jurczak, PICS Case No. 14-0323 (Pa. Super. Feb. 21, 2014) Allen, J. (15 pages).

Sentencing • DUI • County Intermediate Punishment Plan • House Arrest • Electronic Monitoring

Commonwealth v. Ali, PICS Case No. 14-0341 (Pa. Feb. 18, 2014) Stevens, J. (14 pages).

Post-Conviction Relief • Mental Competency

United States v. Trimble, PICS Case No. 14-0307 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 18, 2014) Brody, J. (7 pages).

Habeas Corpus • Case or Controversy • Cognizable Claims

Malibu Media LLC v. Doe, PICS Case No. 14-0135 (M.D. Pa. Feb. 11, 2014) Rambo, J. (7 pages).

Expedited Discovery • Reasonableness Standard • Copyright Infringement

Sullivan v. Temple Univ., PICS Case No. 14-0310 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 19, 2014) DuBois, J. (11 pages).

Age Discrimination • Motion in Limine • Hearsay

Commonwealth v. Eiseman, PICS Case No. 14-0327 (Pa. Commw. Feb. 19, 2014) Simpson, J. (44 pages).

Medicaid • Trade Secrets • Confidential Proprietary Information • Open Records

Commonwealth v. Partee, PICS Case No. 14-0325 (Pa. Super. Feb. 20, 2014) Bowes, J. (11 pages).

Guilty Plea • Specific Performance • Sex Offender Registration

Theresa Zorbah v. School Dist. of City of Phila., PICS Case No. 14-0287 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 10, 2014) O'Neil, J. (17 pages).

Liability • Excessive Force • Intentional Torts • Assault • Personal Injury

Commonwealth v. Yale, PICS Case No. 14-0333 (C.P. Monroe Jan. 8, 2014) Zulick, J. (33 pages).

Bill of Particulars • Suppression of Statements • Hearsay • Expert Reports • Prior Bad Acts • Polygraph

Perelman v. Perelman, PICS Case No.14-0132 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 18, 2014) Padova, J. (25 pages).

Employee Benefits • Standing • Summary Judgment • ERISA

It's All Wireless, Inc. v. Woot, PICS Case No. 14-0331 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 12, 2014) Rufe, J. (14 pages).

Discovery • Motion Practice • Pre-trial Procedure • Sanction of Dismissal

Deutsche Bank v. Adamson, PICS Case No. 14-0145 (C.P. Monroe Dec. 23, 2013) Zulick, J. (8 pages).

Default Judgment • Petition to Open • Petition to Strike • Fatal Defect on Face of Record

Commonwealth v. Seskey, PICS Case No. 14-0328 (Pa. Super. Feb. 19, 2014) Wecht, J. (14 pages).

PCRA Relief • Newly Recognized Constitutional Right • Juvenile Sentencing • Retroactivity

Bretz v. Central Bucks Sch. Dist., PICS Case No. 14-0305 (Pa. Commw. Feb. 21, 2014) McCullough, J. (19 pages).

Improvements • Water Drainage • Common Enemy Rule • Subdivision and Land Development

Dental Benefit Providers, Inc. v. Eiseman, PICS Case No. 14-0320 (Pa. Commw. Feb. 19, 2014) Simpson, J. (30 pages).

Provider Rates • Medicaid • "Public Records" • Third Party Records

Glenn v. Allegheny Cnty., PICS Case No. 14-0318 (3d Cir. Feb. 20, 2014) Smith, J. (23 pages).

Fundamental Fairness • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel • Procedural Default

Commonwealth v. Slocum, PICS Case No. 14-0329 (Pa. Super. Feb. 21, 2014) Platt, J. (31 pages).

Concealment of Child • Corruption of Minors • Sufficiency of Evidence

Caldwell v. Nodiff, PICS Case No. 14-0322 (E.D. Pa Feb. 18, 2014) Dubois, J. (21 pages).

Disability Discrimination • Race Discrimination • Sex Discrimination • PHRA

Myers v. Moore, PICS Case No. 14-0230 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 12, 2014) DuBois, J. (15 pages).

Compensatory Damages • Punitive Damages • Contribution or Set-Off

Seamans v. Temple Univ., PICS Case No. 14-0277 (3d Cir. Feb. 21, 2014) Vanaskie, J. (33 pages).

Fair Credit Reporting Act • Higher Education Act • Federal Education Loans

U.S. v. Marrero, PICS Case No. 14-0308 (3d Cir. Feb. 19, 2014) Hardiman, J. (24 pages).

Sentencing Guidelines • "Career Offender"

Matharu v. Muir, PICS Case No. 14-0265 (Pa. Super. Feb. 21, 2014) Donohue, J. (31 pages).

Duty to a Third Party • Physician-Patient Relationship • Statutes of Limitation and Repose

Grosklos v. York Railway Co., PICS Case No. 14-0316 (M.D. Pa. Feb. 18, 2014) Jones, J. (13 pages).

Railroads • Federal Employers' Liability Act • Statute of Limitations • Negligence • Summary Judgment

U.S. v. John-Baptiste, PICS Case No. 14-0309 (3d Cir. Feb. 19, 2014) McKee, C.J. (38 pages).

Extortion • Conspiracy • RICO • Evidence • Prosecutorial Misconduct

Commonwealth v. Lippert, PICS Case No. 14-0285 (Pa. Super. Feb. 13, 2014) Strassburger, J. (13 pages).

Post-Conviction Relief • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel • Collateral Consequences of Plea Agreements

Martinez v. Uckele, PICS Case No. 14-0134 (C.P. Monroe Dec. 9, 2013) Williamson, J. (10 pages).

Summary Judgment • Wrongful Death • Prior Criminal Conviction

In re Grand Jury Subpoena, PICS Case No. 14-0299 (3d Cir. Feb. 12, 2014) Fisher, J. (23 pages).

Attorney-Client Privilege • Crime-Fraud Exception • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Commonwealth v. Johnson, PICS Case No. 14-0304 (Pa. Feb. 18, 2014) Castille, C.J. (38 pages).

Invalid Arrest Warrant • Good Faith Arrest • Seizure of Evidence • Exclusionary Rule

Montgomery County v. Merscorp, PICS Case No. 14-0231 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 11, 2014) Joyner, J. (37 pages).

Class Action • Fed.R.Civ.P. 23 • Certification Requirements

Thomas v SCI-Graterford, PICS Case No. 14-0290 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 12, 2014) O'Neill, J. (14 pages).

Inmates • Conditions of Confinement • §1983 Suit • Eighth Amendment • Qualified Immunity

U.S. v. Richard Banks, PICS Case No.14-0288 (3d Cir. Feb. 12, 2013) Nygaard, J. (8 pages).

Contract • Interpretation • Banking Crimes • Fraud

Ball v. Comm'r. of Int. Rev., PICS Case No. 14-0293 (3d Cir. Feb. 12, 2014) Van Antwerpen, J. (25 pages).

S Corporation • Qualified Subchapter S Subsidiary • "Item of Income"

Rolland v. Senn, PICS Case No. 14-0140 (C.P. Philadelphia Jan. 31 2014) Younge, J. (44 pages).

Negligent Entrustment • Worksite Accidents • Comparative Negligence/Liability • Jury Verdicts • New Trial • Punitive Damages

Leonard v. Mackereth, PICS Case No. 14-0295 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 10, 2014) Buckwalter, S.J. (25 pages).

Medicaid • "Medical Assistance" • Civil Rights • Affordable Care Act

Schemberg v. Smicherko, PICS Case No. 14-0264 (Pa. Super. Feb. 11, 2014) Strassburger, J. (11 pages).

Negligence Per Se • Public Servants • Ordinary Negligence • Fleeing Arrest

Scott v. Walsh, PICS Case No. 14-0291 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 7, 2014) Baylson, J. (10 pages).

Habeas Corpus • Timeliness • Actual Innocence • Equitable Tolling

Commonwealth v. Walter, PICS Case No. 14-0303 (Pa. Feb. 18, 2014) Todd, J. (30 pages).

Hearsay • Tender Years Hearsay Act • Children's Testimony • Competence to Testify

Lewis-Hatton v. Walmart Stores, PICS Case No. 14-0298 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 7, 2014) Kelly, J. (9 pages).

Negligence • Motion Practice • Diversity Jurisdiction • Amount in Controversy

Alicea v. Colvin, PICS Case No. 14-0284 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 7, 2014) Robreno, J. (15 pages).

Supplemental Security Income • Disability Determination • Medical Source Statements • Functional Equivalence Findings

Commonwealth v. Raban, PICS Case No. 14-0263 (Pa. Feb. 12, 2014) Eakin, J. (23 pages).

Dog Law • Absolute Liability • Absurdity Doctrine

In re D.M.W., a Minor, PICS Case No. 14-0300 (Pa. Super. Feb. 14, 2014) Panella, J. (5 pages).

Juvenile Law • Due Process • Equal Protection

Freedom Med. Supply v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., PICS Case No. 14-0302 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 18, 2014) Slomsky, J. (17 pages).

Class Action • Summary Judgment • Insurance • Usual and Customary Charge

Commonwealth v. Newman, PICS Case No. 14-0266 (C.P. Lycoming Jan. 30, 2014) Lovecchio, J. (5 pages).

DUI-General Impairment • Chemical Test Refusal • Maximum Term of Imprisonment

Dougherty v. Philadelphia Newspapers, PICS Case No. 14-0218 (Pa. Super. Feb. 11, 2014) Musmanno, J. (26 pages).

Appellate Law - Civil • Interlocutory Appeal • Disqualification of Counsel

Montgomery County v. Merscorp, PICS Case No. 14-0231 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 11, 2014) Joyner, J. (37 pages).

Class Action • Fed.R.Civ.P. 23 • Certification Requirements

Thomas v SCI-Graterford, PICS Case No. 14-0290 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 12, 2014) O'Neill, J. (14 pages).

Inmates • Conditions of Confinement • §1983 Suit • Eighth Amendment • Qualified Immunity

U.S. v. Richard Banks, PICS Case No.14-0288 (3d Cir. Feb. 12, 2013) Nygaard, J. (8 pages).

Contract • Interpretation • Banking Crimes • Fraud

In Re Archdiocesan Cemeteries, PICS Case No. 14-0167 (C.P. Philadelphia Feb. 4, 2014) Herron, J. (10 pages).

Jurisdiction and Service of Process • Contracts • Interpretation • Land Use and Planning

Commonwealth v. Herbert, PICS Case No. 14-0235 (Pa. Super. Feb. 5, 2014) Olson, J. (17 pages).

Guilty Plea • Withdrawal Sua Sponte • Abuse of Discretion

In re Mutchler, PICS Case No. 14-0258 (C.P. Monroe Jan. 7, 2014) Williamson, J. (10 pages).

Removal of Executor • Mismanagement and Waste • Posting Security

Commonwealth v. Andrews, PICS Case No. 14-0255 (C.P. Lawrence Jan. 27, 2014) Motto, P.J. (13 pages).

Post-Conviction Relief • Timeliness • Effectiveness of Counsel

In re Imprelis Herbicide Mktg., PICS Case No. 14-0141 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 30, 2014) Pratter, J. (11 pages)

Class Actions • Opt-out Procedure • Excusable Neglect

Carter v. U.S., PICS Case No. 14-0200 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 7, 2014) Bartle, J. (25 pages).

Summary Judgment • Medical Malpractice • Federal Tort Claims Act

Monroe v. DiGuglielmo, PICS Case No. 14-0238 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 30, 2014) O'Neill, J. (14 pages).

Inmate Rights • Post-Conviction Relief • Retaliation

Smith v. Unilife Corp., PICS Case No. 14-0243 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 4, 2014) Baylson, J. (4 pages).

Motion Practice • Amendment • Fed.R.Civ.P. 15(a)(1)

In re Estate of Robinson, PICS Case No. 14-0259 (C.P. Monroe Jan. 6, 2014) Williamson, J. (3 pages).

Discovery • Objections to an Accounting • Orphans' Court Rules

Commonwealth v. Clark, PICS Case No. 14-0081 (C.P. Washington Jan. 22, 2014) O'Dell-Seneca, P.J. (8 pages).

Post-Conviction Relief • Exculpatory Evidence • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Commonwealth v. Spuck, PICS Case No. 14-0234 (Pa. Super. Feb. 10, 2014) Wecht, J. (13 pages).

Appellate Procedure • Pro Se Litigants • PCRA Petitions

Gonzalez-Marcano v. US Airways Group Inc., PICS Case No. 14-0260 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 31, 2014) Surrick. J. (17 pages).

Jurisdiction And Service of Process • Relation Back •Amended Complaint • Fees And Costs

Joyce I. Casey v. Alexander Nunez, PICS Case No. 14-0146 (C.P. Monroe Jan. 31, 2014) Zulick, J. (8 pages).

Pre-Trial Procedure • Motor Vehicles • Evidence • Punitive Damages

U.S. v. Gonzalez, PICS Case No.14-xxxx (E.D. Pa. Jan. 30, 2014) Rufe, J. (11 pages).

Motion to Suppress • Unlawful Search • Witness Credibility

Roth v. Ross, PICS Case No. 14-0229 (Pa. Super. Feb. 7, 2014) Donohue, J. (8 pages).

Motor Vehicle • Delay Damages • Future Medical Expenses

Hallman v. PPL Corp., PICS Case No. 14-0236 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 31, 2014) Gardner, J. (46 pages).

Discrimination • Retaliation • Sexual Harassment • Title VII • Materially Adverse Action

Sherfey v. Johnson & Johnson, PICS Case No. 14-0135 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 29, 2014) Kelley, J. (27 pages).

Diversity Jurisdiction • Forum Defendant Rule • Domicile • Fraudulent Joinder • Statute of Limitations •

M.O. v. J.T.R., PICS Case No. 14-0246 (Pa. Super. Feb. 4, 2014) Wecht, J. (11 pages)

Modification of Custody Order • Section 5328 Factors

U.S. v. Gonzalez, PICS Case No. 14-0241 (ED Pa. Jan. 30, 2014) Rufe, J. (11 pages).

Motion to Suppress • Unlawful Search • Witness Credibility

Commonwealth v. Pinckney, PICS Case No. 14-0257 (C.P. Lehigh Dec. 24, 2014) Ford, J. (7 pages).

Vehicle Stop • Reasonable Suspicion • Probable Cause • Search and Seizure • Arrest

Commonwealth v. Beeker, PICS Case No. 14-0256 (C.P. Lawrence Jan. 22, 2014) Piccione, J. (14 pages).

Reasonable Suspicion/Probable Cause • Search and Seizure • Exclusionary Rule

Sweeney v. Louisville Ladder, PICS Case No. 14-0242 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 6, 2014) Baylson, J. (3 pages).

Motion Practice • Punitive Damages • Fed.R.Civ.P. 12(b)(6)

Fleck v. Trustees of the Univ. of Pa., PICS Case No. 14-0196 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 5, 2014) Dalzell, J. (37 pages).

Freedom of Speech • Search and Seizure • False Arrest • False Imprisonment • Malicious Prosecution • §1983

Butler v. BTC Foods Inc., PICS Case No. 14-0250 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 30, 2014) Restrepo, J. (15 pages).

Disability Discrimination • Termination • Wrongful Discharge

Commonwealth v. Smith, PICS Case No. 14-0199 (Pa. Super. Jan. 31, 2014) Allen, J. (21 pages).

Search and Seizure • Confessions • Parolee Rights

Hill v. Ofalt, PICS Case No. 14-0225 (Pa. Super. Feb. 5, 2014) Olson, J. (32 pages)

Standing • Amendment of Complaint • Preliminary Objections • Shareholder Derivative Action

SEC v. Teo, PICS Case No. 14-0245 (3d Cir. Feb. 10, 2014) Nygaard, J. (55 pages).

Securities Fraud • Beneficial Ownership • Schedule 13D • "Plans and Proposals" • Admissibility of Allocution

United States v. Moon, PICS Case No. 14-0239 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 6, 2014) Baylson, J. (9 pages).

Jury Instructions • Unavailability of Witnesses • Improper Prosecutor Comments

Thomas Brogan v. Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, PICS Case No. 14-0138 (C.P. Lackawanna Jan. 31, 2014) Nealon, J. (27 pages).

Breach of Contract • Rescission • Residential and Commercial Real Estate

Grant Heilman Photography v. McGraw-Hill, PICS Case No. 14-0237 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 6, 2014) Baylson, J. (11 pages).

Discovery • Confidential Information • Good Cause • Ongoing Internal Investigation

Commonwealth v. Warren, PICS Case No. 14-0203 (Pa. Super. Jan. 29, 2014) Donohue, J. (10 pages).

Sentencing Guidelines • Possession of Controlled Substance

Gibson-Kennedy v. Slutsky, PICS Case No. 14-0207 (E.D. Pa. Jan 27, 2014) Schmehl, J. (10 pages).

Motion Practice • Jurisdiction • Fed.R.Civ.Pro. 12(b)(1)

Gould v. Council of Bristol Borough, PICS Case No. 14-0206 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 27, 2014) Restrepo, J. (14 pages).

Motion Practice • Statute of Limitations • Constitutional Law

Gay v. Classic Quality Homes, PICS Case No. 14-0147 (C.P. Monroe Dec. 30, 2013) Zulick, J. (7 pages).

Lis Pendens • Restrictive Covenant • Right of First Refusal

Bank of New York v. Brown, PICS Case No. 14-0198 (C.P. Lawrence Jan. 23, 2014) Motto, P.J. (7 pages).

Judgments • Mortgage Foreclosure • Revival • Inactive Cases

Smith-Wille v. Ski Shawnee, PICS Case No. 14-0221 (C.P. Monroe Jan. 6, 2014) Williamson, J. (12 pages).

Premises Liability • Inherent Risk • Downhill Skiing

Smith v. Ford Motor Co., PICS Case No. 14-0115 (C.P. Philadelphia, Jan. 24, 2014) New, J. (12 pages).

Summary Judgment • Asbestos • "Apparent Manufacturer"

Land Tycoon, Inc. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., PICS Case No. 14-0188 (C.P. Monroe Dec. 9, 2013) Zulick, J. (8 pages).

Judgments • Motion Practice • Residential and Commercial Real Estate

Commonwealth v. Rodriguez, PICS Case No. 14-0183 (C.P. Lehigh Dec. 20, 2013) Steinberg, J. (8 pages).

Mere Encounter • Consent • Plain Feel Doctrine • Suppression

U.S. v. Kenneth Hampton, PICS Case No. 14-0215 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 28, 2014) Surrick, J. (17 pages).

Counterfeit • Sentencing • Ineffectiveness of Counsel

Bomberger v. Bomberger, PICS Case No. 14-0180 (C.P. Lawrence Jan. 16, 2014) Hodge, J. (16 pages).

Support • Modification • Retroactive Effect • Capital Expenditures • Marital Debt

Rodriguez v. Astrue, PICS Case No. 14-0211 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 27, 2014) DuBois, J. (9 pages).

Disability Insurance • Age Ranges • Social Security

Daniels v. Sch. Dist. of Philadelphia, PICS Case No. 14-0204 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 28, 2014) Bartle, J. (10 pages).

Discrimination • Education • Civil Procedure • Motion Practice • Judgments

Commonwealth v. Slegel, PICS Case No. 14-0184 (C.P. Lehigh Dec. 5, 2013) Steinberg, J. (8 pages).

Sentence • Abuse of Discretion • Plea Bargain

Commonwealth v. Hale, PICS Case No. 14-0198 (Pa. Super. Feb. 6, 2014) Bowes, J. (31 pages).

Jury Selection • Sentencing • Prior Juvenile Adjudication

Carlson v. Ciavarelli, PICS Case No. 14-0120 (C.P. Montgomery Jan. 9, 2014) Braxton, J. (7 pages).

Pennsylvania Environmental Immunity Statute • Noerr-Pennington Defense • False and Misleading Statements

Int'l Paper Co. v. Pocono Springs Co., PICS Case No. 14-0187 (C.P. Monroe Jan, 3. 2014) Zulick, J. (4 pages).

UCC • Breach of Contract • Interest • Preliminary Objections

Dexter v. America's Best Value Inn, PICS Case No. 14-0205 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 27, 2014) Baylson, J. (5 pages).

Jurisdiction and Service of Process • Venue • Motion Practice

Collins v. Secretary of Pa. Dep't of Corr., PICS Case No. 14-0195 (3d Cir. Jan. 31, 2014) Jordan, J. (42 pages).

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel • Habeas Corpus • Cumulative Error

City of Scranton v. Fire Fighters Local Union No. 60, PICS Case No. 14-0212 (Pa.Commw. Jan. 29, 2014) Simpson, J. (17 pages).

Pension Enhancement • Municipal Pension Plan • Cost Estimate Requirements • Collective Bargaining Agreement

Commonwealth v. Woffard, PICS Case No. 14-0185 (C.P. Lehigh Jan. 17, 2014) Steinberg, J. (7 pages).

Photographs • Authentication • Silent Witness • Admissions

Tosi v. Kizis, PICS Case No. 14-0197 (Pa. Super. Feb. 6, 2014) Fitzgerald, J. (10 pages).

Divorce • Discontinuance by Surviving Spouse

Leonard v. East Stroudsburg Univ., PICS Case No. 14-0189 (C.P. Monroe Dec. 9, 2013) Zulick, J. (9 pages).

Age Discrimination • Government • Constitutional Law

Christopher v. City of Philadelphia, PICS Case No. 14-0194 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 5, 2014) Yohn, J. (10 pages).

Section 1983 Claim • Respondeat Superior • Punitive Damages • Negligence

Penn St. v. East Lampeter Twp. Zoning Hearing Bd., PICS Case No. 14-0210 (Pa. Commw. Jan. 29, 2014) Simpson, J. (62 pages).

Reverse Spot Zoning • Density Restrictions • R-Rural Zoning • "Fixed Scale System"

Palmer v. Kraft Foods Global, PICS Case No. 14-0208 (E.D. Pa. Jan 29, 2014) Baylson, J. (11 pages).

Collective Bargaining Agreement • Removal • Federal Question Jurisdiction

Brownstein v. Lindsay, PICS Case No. 14-0202 (3d Cir. Jan. 29, 2014) Greenaway, J. (44 pages).

Copyrights • Creation/Registration • Statute of Limitations

Tertyshnaya v. Standard Security Life Ins. Co. of N.Y., PICS Case No. 14-0105 (C.P. Philadelphia Jan. 16, 2014) Snite, J. (13 pages).

Statute of Limitations • Insurance Policy • Tolling Provision • Fraudulent Concealment Doctrine

Sanderman Family Trust v. Laurel Sword Co., PICS Case No. 14-0164 (C.P. Monroe Jan. 2, 2014) Zulick, J. (11 pages).

Creditors' and Debtors' Rights • Deficiency Judgment Act

Commonwealth v. Seneca Resources , PICS Case No. 14-0113 (Pa. Commw. Jan. 27, 2014) Covey, J. (15 pages).

Hydrofracturing • Gas Shale Formations • Injunctive Relief

East Mark Int'l. v ADAR, PICS Case No. 14-0175 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 24, 2014) Bartle, J. (13 pages).

Attorneys Fees • Costs • Time Records • Hourly Rate

Commonwealth v. Cartagena, PICS Case No. 14-0154 (C.P. Berks Jan. 7, 2014) Lieberman, J. (7 pages).

PCRA Relief • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

In re Emoral, PICS Case No.14-0173 (3d Cir. Jan. 24, 2014) Barry, J. (23 pages).

Successor Liability • Bankruptcy Trustee • Personal Injury

Commonwealth v. Palladino, PICS Case No. 14-0158 (C.P. Lawrence Jan. 9, 2014) Motto P.J. (10 pages).

Habeas Corpus • Prima Facie • Bad Check • Presumptions

In re Fasteners Antitrust Litigation, PICS Case No. 14-0114 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 24, 2014) Surrick, J. (37 pages).

Price Fixing • Class Action • Approval of Settlement

Frater v. Hemispherx, PICS Case No. 14-0110 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 23, 2014) Yohn, J. (26 pages).

Class Action • Motion to Dismiss • FDA

Haubrich v. Staniszewski, PICS Case No. 14-0160 (C.P. Monroe Jan. 9, 2014) Williamson, J. (8 pages).

Summary Judgment • Personal Injury • "Serious Injury" • 75 Pa.C.S.A. §1705(d)

Commw. v. Mack, PICS Case No. 14-0155 (C.P. Lehigh Dec. 17, 2013) Ford, J. (11 pages).

Drug Possession and Delivery • Confidential Informant • Sufficiency of the Evidence • Weight of the Evidence

Commw. v. Janda, PICS Case No. 14-0156 (C.P. Lehigh Dec. 24, 2013) Steinberg, J. (9 pages).

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel • Recusal • Jury Instructions

Commonwealth v. Cartrette, PICS Case No. 13-3405 (Pa. Super. Dec. 24, 2013) Bowes, J. (28 pages).

Sentencing • Violation of Probation • Appeal • Discretionary Sentencing

In re Right to Know Law Request upon Venango Cty., PICS Case No. 14-0005 (Pa. Commw. Jan. 3, 2014) Simpson, J. (19 pages).

Open Records • Right to Know Law • Agency • Office of Open Records

Hawkins v. Federal Nat'l Mort., PICS Case No. 14-0174 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 23, 2014) Yohn, J. (12 pages).

Motion Practice • Torts • Punitive Damages • Fed.R.Civ.P. 12(b)(6)

H.A. Harper Sons, Inc. v. Workers' Comp. Appeal Bd., PICS Case No. 14-0006 (Pa. Commw. Jan. 3, 2014) Brobson, J. (16 pages).

Worker's Compensation • State Funds • Compromise and Settlement Agreement • Average Weekly Wage Appeal

DeMeo v. The Vanguard Grp., Inc., PICS Case No. 14-0171 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 21, 2014) Rufe, J. (13 pages).

Disability Discrimination • Family and Medical Leave Act • Retaliation

Segers v. Williams, PICS Case No. 14-0168 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 27, 2014) Brody, J. (12 pages).

False Arrest • Malicious Prosecution • §1983 Claims • Exculpatory Evidence

In the Interest of C.O., PICS Case No. 14-0007 (Pa. Super. Jan. 3, 2014) Musmanno, J. (17 pages).

Evidence • Admissibility • Sex Offender Status

Commonwealth v. Cartagena, PICS Case No. 14-0154 (C.P. Berks Jan. 7, 2014) Lieberman, J. (7 pages).

PCRA Relief • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Commonwealth v. Elia, PICS Case No. 13-3408 (Pa. Super. Dec. 24, 2013) Wecht, J. (29 pages).

Motion to Withdraw • Fair/Just Reasons • 42 Pa.C.S. §9718(a) • Gross Disproportionality of Sentence

Commonwealth v. Carrillo-Quintero, PICS Case No. 14-0153 (C.P. Lehigh Dec. 10, 2013) Ford, J. (15 pages).

Reasonable Expectation of Privacy • Reasonable Suspicion

A.S. v. Office for Dispute Resolution, PICS Case No. 14-0170 (Pa. Commw. Jan. 24, 2014) Jubelirer, J. (26 pages).

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act • Settlement Agreement • Unilateral Mistake

Tate v. Commonwealth, PICS Case No. 14-0095 (Pa. Commw. Jan. 22, 2014) Leavitt, J. (15 pages).

Negligence • Causation • Liability • Motor Vehicles • Personal Injury • Foreseeability

Harvey v. Sunoco, Inc., PICS Case No. 13-3383 (C.P. Philadelphia, Oct. 29, 2013 Bernstein, J. (4 pages).

Personal Jurisdiction • Minimum Contacts • Leukemia

Commonwealth v. Bidwell, PICS Case No. 14-0130(C.P. Monroe Dec. 17, 2013) Higgins, J. (26 pages).

Weight of the Evidence • Motion in Limine • Rule 404(b) Evidence • Consent to Search

Commonwealth v. Lafond, PICS Case No. 14-0104 (C.P. Lehigh Jan. 17, 2014) Steinberg, J. (19 pages).

Sentencing • Probation • Sufficiency of the Evidence

Besecker v. Paul, PICS Case No. 14-0126 (C.P. Monroe Dec. 27, 2013) Zulick, J. (7 pages).

Motion Practice • Pre-Trial Procedure • General Denial

Commonwealth v. Hairston, PICS Case No. 14-0132 (Pa. Jan. 21, 2014) Baer, J. (36 pages).

Character Evidence • Motive • Mitigation • Victim Impact Testimony

Trotta v. Luckinbill, PICS Case No. 14-0107 (C.P. Lycoming Jan. 13, 2014) Anderson, J. (4 pages).

Breach • Gist of Action Doctrine • Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress • Special Relationship

Lance v. Wyeth, PICS No. _______ (Pa. Jan. 21, 2014), Saylor J. (56 pages).

"Negligent Design Defect" • Pharmaceuticals

Commonwealth v. Antidormi, PICS Case No. 14-0129 (Pa. Super. Jan. 23, 2014) Wecht, J. (40 pages).

Trial Administration • Motion for Mistrial • Exculpatory Evidence • Inconclusive Fingerprint Report

DiLacqua v. City of Philadelphia, PICS Case No. 14-0023 (Pa. Commw. Jan. 7, 2014) Leadbetter, J. (16 pages).

Employee Benefits • Pension and Other Retirement Benefits

CACH, LLC v. Schram, PICS Case No. 14-0128 (C.P. Monroe Dec. 13, 2013) Higgins, J. (7 pages).

Motion Practice • Pre-trial Procedure • Complaint Required Attachments

Klein v. Aronchick, PICS Case No. 14-0019 (Pa. Super. Jan. 7, 2014) Elliott, J. (35 pages).

Increased Risk of Harm • Direct Causation

In re: Matter of Cianfrani, PICS Case No. 14-0102 (Pa. Disc. Bd. Jan. 15, 2014) Per curiam (9 pages).

Suspension • Reinstatement • Five-Year Suspension

Commonwealth v. Minnis, PICS Case No. 14-0054 (Pa. Super. Jan. 9, 2014) Donohue, J. (11 pages).

Criminal Law • Sexual Abuse • Double Jeopardy

Horvath v. Pittsburgh Public Schools, PICS Case No. 14-0016 (Pa. Commw. Jan. 8, 2014) Friedman, J. (10 pages).

Teacher • Collective Bargaining Agreement • "Appropriate Offer of Reinstatement" • Furlough

Rubino v. Millcreek Twp., PICS Case No. 14-0096 (Pa. Commw. Jan. 22, 2014) Leavitt, J. (10 pages).

Local Land Ordinance • "Subdivision of Record"

Commonwealth. v. Corliss, PICS Case No. 14-0122 (C.P. Monroe Jan. 7, 2014) Williams, J. (26 pages).

Sex Offender Registration • Statute of Limitations • Joinder and Severance

Turnberry Mews Condo. Ass'n, Inc. v. Jams Properties, LLC, PICS Case No. 14-0108 (C.P. Northampton Jan. 16, 2014) Beltrami, J. (8 pages).

Planned Communities • Condominium • General Assessments• Declaration of Covenants

Commonwealth v. Thompson, PICS Case No. 14-0106 (C.P. Lycoming January 2014) Lovecchio, J. (6 pages).

Sentencing • Vehicle Code • DUI Offenses • Testing Refusal

Miller v. Unemployment Comp. Bd. of Review, PICS Case No. 14-0053 (Pa. Commw. Jan. 9, 2014) Friedman, J. (7 pages)

Unemployment Compensation • Employee Benefits • "Willful Misconduct" • Self-Defense

Grossman v. Trans Union, PICS Case No. 14-0094 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 17, 2014) Robreno, J. (13 pages).

Fair Credit Reporting Act • Preemption of Statutory and Common Law Claims

Bell v. Singletary, PICS Case No. 14-0125 (C.P. Monroe Jan. 8, 2014) Williamson, J. (9 pages).

Estates • Probate • Validity of Transfer • Real Estate Interest

Commonwealth v. Braun, PICS Case No. 14-0031 (C.P. Lycoming Jan. 3, 2014) Gray, J. (11 pages).

DUI • Expert Testimony • Field Sobriety Tests • Hearsay

DeJesus v. Aramark Food Service, Inc., PICS Case No. 14-0084 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 14, 2014) Sánchez, J. (10 pages).

Prisoner • Inadequate Medical Treatment • Prison Food and Services • 42 U.S.C. §1983

Combs v. Blowes, PICS Case No. 13-3387 (C.P. Philadelphia November 4, 2013) Rizzo, J. (18 pages).

Malicious Prosecution • Inappropriate Police Investigation • Malice • Intentional Torts

SKF USA INC. v. Pieter Johannis Leendert Okkerse, et al. PICS No. 14-0088 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 15, 2014) Surrick, J. (15 pages).

Choice of Forum • Non-Disclosure Agreements • Personal Jurisdiction

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Edward Okrah, PICS Case No. 14-0043 (C.P. Lackawanna Jan. 8, 2014) Nealon, J. (20 pages).

Mortgage Foreclosure Action • Diversion Program • Primary Residence

Feingold v. Goddard, PICS Case No. 14-0086 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 16, 2014) O'Neill, J. (5 pages).

Motion to Dismiss • Attorney Fee Recovery • Insurance

Cruz v. Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc., PICS Case No. 13-3381 (C.P. Philadelphia Oct. 31, 2013) Bernstein, J. (6 pages).

Bicycle • Negligence • Premises Liability • Personal Injury • Opinion Evidence

Evodio Rosas-Ramirez v. Bristol West Ins. Co., PICS Case No. 13-3385 (C.P. Philadelphia May 2013) Rau, J. (12 pages).

Insurance Waiver • Underinsured Coverage and Benefits • Motor Vehicle

Bridges v. Philadelphia Hous. Auth., PICS Case No. 13-3379 (C.P. Philadelphia Nov. 7, 2013) Ceisler, J. (7 pages).

Pensions and Other Retirement Benefits • Public Employee Pension Forfeiture Act • Tax Evasion

Micaletti v. McIltrot, PICS Case No. 13-3360 (C.P. Lawrence Dec. 2, 2013) Cox, J. (13 pages).

Implied Contract • Oral Contract • Funding of Son's Criminal Defense • Consideration • Specificity

Spry v. Plewa, PICS Case No. 13-3395 (C.P. Philadelphia Oct. 30, 2013) Tucker, J. (7 pages).

Default Judgment • Garnishment • 1925(b) • Faulty Auto Repairs

Commonwealth v. Boyd, PICS Case No. 14-0030 (C.P. Montgomery Dec. 27, 2013) Smyth, J. (22 pages).

Prior Bad Acts • Admissibility • Drug Sales

Coffee Serv. Int'l Co. v. SXB Acquisitions, LLC, PICS No. 14-0034 (C.P. Philadelphia Aug. 1, 2013) Glazer, J. (6 pages).

Mandatory Injunction • Immediate and Irreparable Harm • Breach • Adequate Compensation by Damages

EMC Mortgage LLC v. Robert Biddle, PICS Case No. 13-3382 (C.P. Philadelphia, Nov. 5, 2013) Ceisler, J. (16 pages).

Interlocutory Appeal • Reassessment of Damages • Mortgage Foreclosure

Fanuiel v. Roxborough Mem. Hosp., PICS Case No. 13-3386 (C.P. Philadelphia Oct. 29, 2013) Mazer Moss, J. (8 pages).

Unqualified Expert • Knee Pain from Fall • Summary Judgment

Sysco Corporation v. FW Chocolatier, PICS Case No. 14-0077 (Pa. Super. Jan. 17, 2014) Mundy, J. (12 pages).

Sheriff's Sale • Interpleader • Absence of Third Party Bidder

Commonwealth v. McDade PICS Case No. 14-0060 (C.P. Lawrence Dec. 31, 2013) Hodge, J. (13 pages).

Constructive Possession • Possession of a Controlled Substance • Sufficiency of Evidence • Habeas Corpus

Amanda S. Tooch v. Brian M. Lynk, PICS Case No. 14-0061 (C.P. Lawrence, Jan. 2, 2014) Hodge, J. (10 pages).

Custody and Child Support • Paternity by Estoppel • Best Interests of the Child • Petition to Intervene

Commonwealth v. Coles, PICS Case No. 14-0044 (C.P. Lycoming Dec. 23, 2013) Lovecchio, J. (6 pages).

Sentencing Guidelines • Post-Conviction Relief Act • DUI

Day v. Sears. (E.D. Pa. Jan. 15, 2014) Baylson, J. (15 pages).

Wrongful Termination • Disparate Treatment • Race Discrimination

S.J. v. T.M.T., PICS Case No. 13-3389 (C.P. Monroe Nov. 6, 2013) Mark, J. (8 pages).

Custody and Child Support • Parent's Criminal Conduct • Best Interests of Child

Commonwealth v. Spotz, PICS Case No. 14-0083 (W.D. Pa. January 17, 2014) Stevens, J. (44 pages).

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel • Post-Conviction Relief Act

Stein v. City of Philadelphia, PICS Case No. 14-0098 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 15, 2014) Ditter, J. (6 pages).

Government • Failure to State a Claim • Substantive Due Process

United States of America v. Burnett, PICS Case No. 14-0089 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 14, 2014) Pratter, J. (13 pages).

Sentencing • Habeas Corpus • Withdrawal of Plea Agreement

Horvath v. Pittsburgh Pub. Sch., PICS Case No. 14-0016 (Pa. Commw. Jan. 8, 2014) Friedman, J. (10 pages).

School Teacher • School Board Adjudication • Seniority Rights • Appropriate Offer of Reinstatement • Rejection of Offer

Eagle Truck Serv. v. Wojdalski, PICS Case No. 13-3369 (C.P. Philadelphia Dec. 19, 2013) Massiah-Jackson, J. (18 pages).

Negligence • Property Owner • Repair Work • Negligent Selection & Hiring • Independent Contractor • Roof Repair

Commonwealth v. Lumley, PICS Case No. 13-3182 (C.P. Lawrence Nov. 5, 2013) Piccione, J. (36 pages).

Search & Seizure • Privacy • Reasonable Expectation • Criminal Activity • Reasonable Suspicion • Manufacture of Methamphetamine

Pennsylvania Waste Indus. Ass'n v. Monroe Cnty. Mun. Waste Auth., PICS Case No. 13-3217 (Pa. Commw. Nov. 21, 2013) Simpson, J. (30 pages).

Municipal Waste Disposal • Planning & Implementation • Authority to Set Tipping Fees • Private Landfills • Act 101

Spry v. Plewa, PICS Case No. 13-3395 (C.P. Philadelphia Oct. 30, 2013) Tucker, J. (7 pages).

Garnishment • Arbitration Award • Default Judgment • Pa.R.A.P. 1925(b) Statement • Appealability • Timeliness

Wingrove v. Workers' Comp. Appeal Bd., PICS Case No. 14-0009 (Pa. Commw. Jan. 3, 2014) Leavitt, J. (12 pages).

Workers' Compensation • Impairment Rating Evaluation • Change in Disability Status • Threshold Impairment Rating • Shifting Burden of Proof • AMA Impairment Guidelines

Tertyshnaya v. Standard Security Life Ins., PICS Case No. 13-3358 (C.P. Philadelphia Dec. 13, 2013) Snite, J. (11 pages).

Accidental Death Benefits • Breach of Contract • Negligence • Statute of Limitations • UTPCPL

Pedersen v. Monroe Cnty. Bd. of Assessment Appeals, PICS Case No. 14-0070 (Pa. Commw. Jan. 14, 2014) Leadbetter, J. (9 pages).

Property Tax Assessment • Storage Shed • Chattel vs. Realty • Attachment to the Land

Miller v. Unemployment Comp. Bd. of Review, PICS Case No. 14-0053 (Pa. Commw. Jan. 9, 2014) Friedman, J. (7 pages).

Unemployment Compensation • Benefit Eligibility • Termination • Willful Misconduct • Workplace Fighting • Self-Defense

Polett v. Public Commc'ns, PICS Case No. 13-3374 (Pa. Super. Dec. 20, 2013) Shogan, J.; Wecht, J., dissenting (58 pages).

Personal Injury • Negligence • Causation • Non-Expert Treating Physician • Jury Instructions • Tolling Agreement

Ziobro v. Commonwealth Dept. of Transp., PICS Case No. 13-3362 (C.P. Monroe Dec. 4, 2013) Williamson, J. (10 pages).

DUI • Operating Privileges • 18-Month Suspension • Physical Control of Vehicle • Chemical Test Refusal • Blood Test

Wagner v. Workers' Comp. Appeal Bd., PICS Case No. 13-3424 (Pa. Commw. Jan. 3, 2014) Leavitt, J. (12 pages).

Workers' Compensation • Medical Expert • Deposition Deadline • Dismissal • Scheduling Delays • Prejudice

Office of Constable Roger C. Metzgar v. PennDOT, PICS Case No. 13-3361 (C.P. Monroe Nov. 27, 2013) Williamson, J. (9 pages).

Constable • Municipal Government Plate • Registration • Suspension • Registration Fee • Nonpayment

School Dist. of Philadelphia v. Workers' Comp. Appeal Bd., PICS Case No. 14-0024 (Pa. Commw. Jan. 7, 2014) Leadbetter, J. (11 pages).

Workers' Compensation • Exacerbation of Pre-Existing Condition • Lupus • Workplace Stress • Non-Specialist Treating Physician • Notice of Ability to Return to Work

Orabi v. Attorney Gen. of the U.S., PICS Case No. 14-0004 (3d Cir. Jan. 2, 2014) Garth, J.; Smith, J., dissenting (28 pages).

Removal/Removability • Jurisdiction • Appealability • Final Conviction • Pending Appeal

Vazquez v. Caesar's Paradise Stream Resort, PICS Case No. 13-3264 (M.D. Pa. Dec. 3, 2013) Caputo, J. (20 pages).

Discrimination/Disparate Treatment • Race/National Origin • Employer Appearance Policy • Employee Hair • Braids/Cornrows • Damages

Herold v. Janus, PICS Case No. 13-3359 (C.P. Lawrence Dec. 3, 2013) Cox, J. (11 pages).

Civil Contempt/Conversion • Statute of Limitations Period • Tolling Provisions • Unemancipated Minor • Discovery Rule

Claxton v. Singh, PICS Case No. 14-0042 (M.D. Pa. Jan. 6, 2014) Caldwell, J. (2 pages).

Gross Negligence • Tractor-Trailer/Motor Vehicle Accident • Liability • Compensatory/Punitive Damages • Employer Negligence • Respondeat Superior

Commonwealth v. Hanson, PICS Case No. 13-3419 (Pa. Dec. 27, 2013) Saylor, J.; Eakin, J., dissenting (29 pages).

Sentencing • Discretion • Five-Year Mandatory Minimum • PWID • Physical Possession or Control • Firearm

Arvonio v. PNC Wealth Mgmt., PICS Case No. 13-3371 (C.P. Lackawanna Dec. 20, 2013) Nealon, J. (10 pages).

Protective Order • Good Cause • Scope of Deposition • Case-Dispositive Question • Accord & Satisfaction

Commonwealth v. Diamond, PICS Case No. 13-3406 (Pa. Dec. 27, 2013) Baer, J.; Saylor, J., concurring (31 pages).

Death Sentence • First-Degree Murder • Penalty Phase • Aggravating & Mitigating Circumstances • Weight & Sufficiency of Evidence

Goodling v. JP Stone, PICS Case No. 14-0047 (C.P. Lycoming Dec. 18, 2014) Anderson, J. (4 pages).

Home Improvement Contract • Flooring Installation • Breach • UTPCPL • Written Representation • Deceptive Conduct

Chamberlain v. Unemployment Comp. Bd. of Review, PICS Case No. 14-0002 (Pa. Commw. Jan. 3, 2014) McCullough, J. (19 pages).

Unemployment Compensation • Benefit Eligibility • House Arrest • Incarceration • Labor Market • Liberty & Movement

DeLage Landen Fin. Serv. v. Intentional Camping, PICS Case No. 13-3398 (C.P. Chester Dec. 19, 2013) Tunnell, J. (11 pages).

Contract Formation • Breach • Finance Lease • Unauthorized Execution • Subsequent Ratification

Commonwealth v. Murray, PICS Case No. 13-3417 (Pa. Dec. 27, 2013) Baer, J.; Castille, J., and Eakin, J., concurring (45 pages).

Death Sentence • First-Degree Murder • Unborn Child • Guilt & Penalty Phases • Sentencing Procedure

Hart Trucking Repair v. Robb H., PICS Case No. 13-3370 (C.P. Philadelphia Dec. 19, 2013) Massiah-Jackson, J. (18 pages).

Negligence • Property Owner • Repair Work • Negligent Selection/Hiring • Independent Contractor • Roof Repair

George v. Rehiel, PICS Case No. 13-3388 (3d Cir. Dec. 24, 2013) McKee, J. (40 pages).

Counter-Terrorism • Airport/Airline Security & Screening • Search, Seizure & Detention • First & Fourth Amendments • Qualified Immunity • Reasonable Suspicion

Commonwealth v. Kennedy, PICS Case No. 13-3342 (C.P. Monroe October 25, 2013) Sibum, J. (10 pages).

Traffic Stop • Joinder • Common Evidence • Series or Transaction • Judicial Economy

In re Nat'l Football League Players' Concussion Injury Litig., PICS Case No. 14-0065 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 14, 2014) Brody, J. (12 pages).

NFL Class Action • Preliminary Approval • Class Certification • Potential Class Members' Rights • Sufficiency of the Record • Adequacy of Settlement Fund

Gnagey Gas & Oil v. Pennsylvania Underground Storage Tank Indem. Fund, PICS Case No. 13-3290 (Pa. Commw. Dec. 6, 2013) McCullough, J. (38 pages).

Storage Tank & Spill Prevention Act • Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Fund • Contaminated Property • Fraud • Remediation Expenses

Allegheny Valley Sch. v. Department of Pub. Welfare, PICS Case No. 14-0018 (Pa. Commw. Jan. 8, 2014) Friedman, J. (7 pages).

Intermediate Care Facility • Intellectual & Behavioral Disabilities • Department of Public Welfare • Financial Audit • Deferred Compensation Plan • Investment Income Offset

Pino v. Pocono Med. Ctr., PICS Case No. 13-3344 (C.P. Monroe Nov. 7, 2013) Zulick, J. (13 pages).

Medical Malpractice • "Two Schools of Thought" Doctrine • Jury Instruction • Expert Opinions • Multiple Accepted Treatment Methods • Misdiagnosis

Cubler v. TruMark Fin. Credit Union, PICS Case No. 13-3373 (Pa. Super. Dec. 20, 2013) Musmanno, J. (14 pages).

Statute of Limitations • Compensatory • Penal • Actual Damages • Creditor Non-Compliance • Timeliness

Commonwealth v. Levy, PICS Case No. 13-3407 (Pa. Super. Dec. 30, 2013) Wecht, J. (20 pages).

Child Sex Abuse & Pornography • Sexual Abuse of Children Statute • Explicit Sexual Material • Skype • Computer Depictions • Dissemination

In re Nomination Papers of Nevin Mindlin, PICS Case No. 13-3322 (Pa. Commw. Oct. 4, 2013 reported Dec. 11, 2013) Friedman, J. (9 pages).

Nomination Papers • Exhaustion Clause • Primary Coverage • Political Organization & Political Body • individual

In re Application to Restore Firearms Rights of Michael L. Keyes, PICS Case No. 13-3412 (Pa. Super. Dec. 24, 2013) Ford Elliot, J. (25 pages).

Firearm Rights vs. Gun Control • Expunction of Record • Involuntary Mental Health Commitments • Mental Health Procedures Act • Second Amendment • Rational Basis

Commonwealth v. Robinson, PICS Case No. 13-3415 (Pa. Dec. 27, 2013) Castille, J.; Saylor, J., and Todd, J., concurring (44 pages).

PCRA • Capital Murder • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel • Mental Health Evidence • Brain Damage/Decreased IQ • Antisocial Behavior

Madsen v. Thomas, PICS Case No. 13-3343 (C.P. Monroe Nov. 1, 2013) Williamson, J. (8 pages).

Motor Vehicle Accident • Negligence • Causation • Factual Dispute • Police Report • Hearsay

Commonwealth v. Lagenella, PICS Case No. 13-3418 (Pa. Dec. 27, 2013) Todd, J.; Saylor, J., concurring; Eakin, J., dissenting (22 pages).

Warrantless Search • Vehicle Traffic Stop • Inventory vs. Investigatory Search • Suppression of Evidence • Police Department Policy

Alma v. Monroe Cnty. Bd. of Assessment Appeals, PICS Case No. 14-0015 (Pa. Commw. Jan. 8, 2014) Covey, J. (6 pages).

Property Tax Assessment • Joint vs. Individual Appeals • Statutory Period • Timeliness • Defective Notice of Appeal • Cure of Defect

Trently v. Cagnardi, PICS Case No. 13-3365 (C.P. Monroe Nov. 14, 2013) Zulick, J. (6 pages).

Intentional Torts • Liability/Damages • Collateral Estoppel • Criminal Aggravated Assault • Assault, Battery & Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

Van Horn v. Maisano, PICS Case No. 13-3346 (C.P. Monroe Dec. 3, 2013) Zulick, J. (7 pages).

Admissibility • Flight from Apprehension • Motor Vehicle Accident • Punitive Damages • Outrageous Conduct • Consciousness of Guilt

Leventakos v. Workers' Comp. Appeal Bd., PICS Case No. 13-3291 (Pa. Commw. Dec. 5, 2013) Pellegrini, J. (8 pages).

Workers' Compensation • Utilization Review Determination • Medical Treatment Record • Written vs. Oral • Jurisdiction • Review

Light v. Esbenshade, PICS Case No. 13-3333 (C.P. Lebanon Dec. 10, 2013) Charles, J. (22 pages).

Admissibility • Authentication • E-Communications • Texts/Emails • Circumstantial Evidence • Custody Dispute

Meduri v. Aldi, PICS Case No. 13-3345 (C.P. Monroe Nov. 20, 2013) Williamson, J. (5 pages).

Premises Liability • Slip & Fall • Parking Lot Defect • Business Invitee • Marked Handicapped Zone • Visual Inspection

Rohner v. Middle Smithfield Twp., PICS Case No. 13-3349 (C.P. Monroe Dec. 9, 2013) Zulick, J. (9 pages).

Termination • Zoning Officer • Adjudication • Local Agency Appeal • Personal/Property Right • Continued Employment

Lebanon Valley Farmers Bank v. Commonwealth, PICS Case No. 13-3410 (Pa. Dec. 27, 2013) Eakin, J.; Saylor, J., dissenting (20 pages).

Shares Tax • Bank Merger • Tax Refund Request • Averaging Provision vs. Combination Provision • Tax Calculation Method

Jones v. Flaster/Greenberg, PICS Case No. 13-3421 (E.D. Pa. Dec. 30, 2013) Padova, J. (15 pages).

Termination • Employment Contract • Hostile Work Environment • Breach of Implied Contract • Promissory Estoppel/Detrimental Reliance • Negligent Misrepresentation

Larry Pitt & Assoc. v. Lundy Law, PICS Case No. 13-3339 (E.D. Pa. Dec. 13, 2013) Rufe, J. (16 pages).

Law Firm Advertising • Antitrust & Unfair Competition • Sherman, Dragonetti & Lanham • False Advertising • Exclusive Contracts • Abuse of Process

Hygrosol Pharma. v. Roberts, PICS Case No. 13-3350 (C.P. Philadelphia Dec. 13, 2013) Snite, J. (16 pages).

RICO • Standing • Predicate Act • Causation • Pecuniary Damages

Smith. v. Pennsylvania Bd. of Prob. & Parole, PICS Case No. 13-3354 (Pa. Commw. Dec. 17, 2013) Cohn Jubelirer, J. (9 pages).

Parole Revocation • Timeliness of Appeal • Administrative Process Breakdown • Negligent Third Party • Jurisdiction • 30-Day Period

Leonard v. East Stroudsburg Univ., PICS Case No. 13-3348 (CP Monroe Dec. 9, 2013) Zulick J. (9 pages).

ADEA • Retaliatory Termination • Age Discrimination • Sovereign Immunity • Injunctive Relief

Land Tycoon v. Wells Fargo, PICS Case No. 13-3347 (C.P. Monroe Dec. 9, 2013) Zulick, J. (8 pages).

Quiet Title • Foreclosure • First Mortgagee • Default Judgment • Notice • Res Judicata

McClean v. Djerassi, PICS Case No. 13-3409 (Pa. Super. Dec. 27, 2013) Fitzgerald, J. (10 pages).

Premises Liability • Slip & Fall • Deceased Defendant • Statute of Limitations • Extension of Filing Period • Fraudulent Concealment

Welshimer v. Pennsylvania Bd. of Prob. & Parole, PICS Case No. 14-0008 (Pa. Commw. Jan. 3, 2014) Friedman, J. (5 pages).

Parole Violation • Technical Parole Violator • Release on Parole • Clear Legal Right • Corresponding Duty • Writ of Mandamus

Gnipp v. Unemployment Comp. Bd. of Review, PICS Case No. 13-3402 (Pa. Commw. Dec. 20, 2013) Leavitt, J. (9 pages).

Emergency Unemployment Compensation • Eligibility • Financial Hardship • Non-Fraud Overpayment • Repayment

In re Petition of the Tax Claim Bureau of Westmoreland Cnty., PICS Case No. 13-3372 (Pa. Commw. Dec. 23, 2013) Pellegrini, J. (10 pages).

Estate Administration • Pro Se, Lay, Unlicensed Administrator • Petition to Vacate • Unauthorized Practice of Law • Agent of Estate

In the Interest of E.B., PICS Case No. 13-3413 (Pa. Super. Dec. 24, 2013) Ott, J. (14 pages).

Adjudication of Dependency • Physical Abuse • Aggravated Assault/Child Endangerment • DUI • Burden of Proof • Proper Parental Care & Control

Giannopoulos v. Pennsylvania Dept. of Transp., PICS Case No. 13-3414 (Pa. Commw. Dec. 27, 2013) Covey, J. (10 pages).

DUI • Refusal to Submit • Chemical Testing • Suspension of Operating Privileges • Failure to Breathe Forcefully & Continuously

Commonwealth v. Belloma, PICS Case No. 13-3318 (C.P. Lycoming Dec. 12, 2013) Lovecchio, J. (11 pages).

PCRA • Sentencing • Imposition of Fees • Act 198 Fees • Crimes Code §7508.1(b) • Undue Hardship

Commonwealth v. Draft, PICS Case No. 13-3317 (C.P. Lycoming Dec. 12, 2013) Lovecchio, J. (6 pages).

Habeas Corpus Petition • Robbery & Assault • Sufficiency of Evidence • Defendant's Identity • Fingerprint Evidence • Innocent Presence

City of Altoona Paid Firemen's Pension Fund Ass'n v. Dale-Dambeck, PICS Case No. 14-0003 (Pa. Commw. Jan. 3, 2014) Pellegrini, J. (9 pages).

Pension Benefits • Eligibility • Surviving Spouse • "On Pension" • Third Class City Code §4320

Commonwealth v. Britt, PICS Case No. 13-3375 (Pa. Super. Dec. 20, 2013) Bowes, J. (15 pages).

Life Sentence • Per Se Ineffective Assistance of Counsel • Pro Se Continuance Request • Hybrid Representation • Meaningful Adversarial Testing