US Spaces, Inc. v. Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices, PICS Case No. 17-0877 (Pa. Super. June 5, 2017) Panella, J. (7 pages).
Trial court erred in relying on a local rule in denying appellant's petition to vacate an arbitration award and not issuing a rule to show cause because the local rule constrained the discretion of the trial court and appellant's petition, alleging that it was denied the right to an opportunity to be heard when the arbitration panel decided the matter without a hearing, was not insufficient as a matter of law. Reversed.