March 10, 2020
Allocatur granted March 12, 2019. Sufficiency of evidence; Concealed firearm
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted allocatur to consider the meaning of “concealed” for purposes of a Section 6106 unlicensed carry charge.
Hammons v. Ethicon, Inc., 190 A.3d 1248 (Pa. Super. 2018); In re Pelvic Mesh Litigation, 2019 WL 1486697 (Pa. Super. Apr. 3, 2019) (unreported); Carlino v. Ethicon, — A.3d — (Pa. Super. Apr. 11, 2019), appeal docket 7 EAP 2019
Allocatur granted April 10, 2019. Personal Jurisdiction in Product Liability Actions brought by Out of State Plaintiffs; Application of Bristol-Myers Squibb
The Supreme Court granted allocatur to determine whether Pennsylvania may assert personal jurisdiction over two New Jersey companies in pelvic mesh product liability cases involving Indiana resident asserting claims under the Indiana Product Liability Act
Allocatur granted May 14, 2019. Use of General Contractor Overhead and Profit (GCOP) in determining Actual Cash Value benefits under insurance policy affording replacement coverage
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted allocatur in this case to consider whether GCOP should be excluded when determining the actual cash value benefits under property insurance policies affording replacement coverage.
Allocatur granted June 25, 2019. Application of equitable and minority tolling to administrative complaints before the PHRC
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted allocatur to consider the application of equitable and minority tolling to administrative complaints before the PHRC.
Allocatur granted Nov. 26, 2019. Adoption/parental rights termination; law applicable to parental consent where parent resides in another state
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted allocatur to consider what law applies where a parent whose rights are being terminated resides out of state.
Allocatur granted May 14, 2019. Civil license suspension appeal based on delay; Gingrich factors
The Supreme Court granted allocatur in this case involving Commonwealth Court’s application of the factors set forth in Gingrich v. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Driver Licensing, 134 A.3d 528 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2016) (en banc) to a license suspension challenge based on a 2-year, 4-month delay in the Delaware County Office of Judicial Support’s (OJS) reporting of a DUI conviction to the Department of Transportation.
Allocatur granted June 25, 2019. Summary Judgment; Standard of care; Recklessness and/or Gross Negligence
The Supreme Court granted review of Superior Court’s affirmance of a York County Court of Common Pleas order finding that Bourgeois signed a valid waiver relieving Defendants from claims of negligence.
March 11, 2020
Allocatur granted Jan. 23, 2019. Municipalities Authorities Act: “Majority” Needed to Take Action
The Supreme Court granted allocatur in this case involving application of the majority voting requirement pursuant to the MAA.
Allocatur granted Oct. 18, 2019. Authority to Compel Drug Testing in CYS Investigations; Constitutional Protection from Unreasonable Search and Seizure
The Supreme Court granted allocatur to determine, as a matter of first impression, whether a court can compel a parent to submit to a drug analysis in a children and youth services investigation involving allegations of drug use by the parent.
Allocatur granted Sept. 10, 2019. Restrictive covenants: can a restrictive covenant be enforceable if it is signed after employment begins?
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted allocatur to consider issues related to Superior Court’s affirmance of the trial court’s order denying a preliminary injunction to enforce a non-compete agreement.
Allocatur granted Aug. 13, 2019. Summary Judgment based on Moving Party’s Testimonial Evidence; Prohibition of Fees in Addition to Commissions in Insurance Transactions
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania granted allocatur to consider (1) whether genuine issues of material fact concerning the credibility of statements made in a moving party’s affidavit precludes summary judgment and (2) an issue of first impression, whether the Insurance Commissioner’s directive that a producer stop imposing fees in addition to commissions in consumer transactions was reasonable.
Allocatur granted Sept. 4, 2019. Forfeiture of Estate of Adult Decedent Dependent on Parental Support
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted allocatur to consider whether, pursuant to 20 Pa.C.S.A. § 2106(b)(1), an adult decedent is a “dependent child” where the decedent depended on the support of a parent in order to care for himself.