Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Allocatur granted Sept. 5, 2018. Public Employees: Are Township Zoning Officers Management by Statute?
The Supreme Court will hear argument in this case on whether Section 614 of the Municipalities Planning Code, 53 P.S. § 10614, provides sufficient basis to determine that a zoning officer is a management level employee absent evidence regarding actual job duties.
Allocatur granted Aug. 20, 2018. Leases; Election of Remedies
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania granted allocatur in this case involving a commercial landlord/tenant dispute.
Allocatur granted June 25, 2018. Parole Revocation
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania will hear argument in this case involving the revocation of parole based on an offensive social media post.
Allocatur granted Aug. 1, 2018. Nutrient Management Act; Preemption of Local Zoning Ordinances
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania will hear argument in this zoning case involving the Nutrient Management Act.
Direct Appeal. Jurisdiction over Regulation of Public Utility Facilities in Municipal Rights of Way
The Supreme Court will hear argument in this direct appeal involving the City of Lancaster’s attempt via local ordinance to regulate public utilities’ use of Lancaster’s public rights of way and to levy an annual assessment for public utilities’ use of Lancaster’s public rights of way.
Allocatur granted July 31, 2018. Maximum Sentence for Prior Offenders under CSA
The Supreme Court will hear argument involving the appeal of a determination of the Superior Court in this criminal case involving prior offenders.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Allocatur granted July 31, 2018. Fair Share Act Strict Liability Verdict Apportionment
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania will hear argument to determine issues of first impression related to the apportionment of liability among joint tortfeasors pursuant to Pennsylvania’s Fair Share Act.
Allocatur granted July 25, 2018. Criminal Voir Dire; Questions Concerning Attitudes about Gun Violence
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania will hear argument on whether the trial court abused its discretion in precluding the questioning of jurors about their views on guns and gun violence during voir dire.
Allocatur granted Aug. 1, 2018. Private-Figure Defamation; The Joseph Standard
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania granted allocatur to determine the appropriate standards of causation and deference involving defamation of private figures.
Allocatur granted Aug. 30, 2018. Real Estate; Occurrence of Sale by Equitable conversion where Agreement of Sale Conditional
The Supreme Court will hear argument regarding the applicability of equitable conversion to an agreement of sale for Pennsylvania real estate.