Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Allocatur granted Aug. 31, 2018. Negligence Per Se; Jury Instruction
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania will hear argument in this case arising a pedestrian crosswalk accident in Pittsburgh.
Allocatur granted Sept. 17, 2018. Mental Health Procedures Act; Review of Section 303 Commitment after Expiration of Appeal Period
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania granted allocatur to determine whether the Pennsylvania Superior Court erred when it exercised jurisdiction to review a commitment under 50 P.S. § 7303, when no timely appeal was filed, and the challenge was brought years later under the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act.
Com. v. Redman, 2018 WL 821878 (Pa. Super. 2018) (unreported), appeal docket 44 MAP 2018, following remand in Commonwealth v. Redman, 153 A.3d 1106 (Pa. Super. 2016), vacated 170 A.3d 1024 (Pa. 2017)
Allocatur granted Aug. 20, 2018. DUI Warrantless Blood Draw; Unconscious Driver; Exigent Circumstances
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear argument on issues arising from the warrantless blood draw of an unconscious driver.
Allocatur granted Aug. 15, 2018. Waiver of Challenge to Verdict for Failure to Seek Apportionment Between Challenged Claims
In this case, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will consider the issue of waiver of a challenge to a verdict for failure to seek apportionment between challenged claims.
Certification of Question of State Law granted Aug. 15, 2018. Whether Every Legally Authorized Pennsylvania Police Force Falls Under the Governance of Either the Pennsylvania Borough Code or the Police Tenure Act?
In this case, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will respond to the Third Circuit’s question of state law regarding the state police force.
Allocatur granted Dec. 4, 2018. Waiver; Estate Law
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania granted allocatur to determine issues involving estate orders “Determining an Interest in Real or Personal Property” under Pa. R.A.P. 342(a)(6).
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Allocatur granted July 16, 2018. Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act: How to Calculate “One and One Half” of Salaried Employees’ “Regular Rate” for Overtime
In this case, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will consider the proper calculation of salaried employees’ “Regular Rate” for overtime pursuant to the Commonwealth Minimum Wage Act.
Allocatur granted Oct. 3, 2018. Child Support; Civil Contempt; Sentencing
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania granted allocatur in this case involving a suspended sentence imposed for contempt of a custody order.
Allocatur granted July 16, 2018. State Employees’ Retirement Code; Administrative Law
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania granted allocatur to determine whether the Commonwealth Court abused its discretion and departed from accepted judicial practice in holding that the Decedent’s retirement option change application must be considered filed when mailed.
Allocatur granted Aug. 7, 2018. DUI; Post Conviction Relief, Retroactive Application of Birchfield v. North Dakota
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania granted allocatur to determine the retroactive applicability of the United States Supreme Court decision in Birchfield v. North Dakota.
Allocatur granted Oct. 11, 2018. School District Collective Bargaining; Deferential Essence Test and Public Policy Exception
The Supreme Court will consider the applicability of the deferential essence test in this case involving a labor arbitration award.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Allocatur granted July 10, 2018. Insurance Coverage; Gunshot Injuries During Scuffle – Accidental and Covered or Intentional and Excluded?
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will consider liability insurance coverage issues in this case arising from gunshot injuries during a scuffle.
Allocatur granted Oct. 16, 2018. Easement by Necessity; Impossibility of Alternative Access
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania granted allocatur in this zoning case involving an easement by necessity.
Allocatur granted Aug. 29, 2018. Public Access to Grand Jury Documents
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania granted allocatur in this case involving WPXI’s request for public access to unsealed grand jury documents.
Bank of New York Mellon v. Pogonovich, 2017 WL 6728544 (Pa. Super. 2017), appeal docket 29 WAP 2018
Allocatur granted Aug. 28, 2018. Mortgage Foreclosure, Service of Complaint on Alleged Equitable Owner in Possession
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will consider issues in this case from the Superior Court involving service of a complaint in a mortgage foreclosure action.