Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Harrisburg, Pa.


Williams, et al. v. City of Phila., 164 A.3d 576 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2017), appeal dockets 2 EAP 2018, 3 EAP 2018

Taxation; Preemption; Sterling Act


C.G. v. J.H., 172 A.3d 43 (Pa. Super. 2017), appeal docket 2 MAP 2018

Standing of Same-Sex Partner in Custody Action    

Com. v. Wilmer, 2015 WL 9593615 (unreported), appeal docket 40 MAP 2017

Warrantless search exigent circumstances exception; whether law enforcement may reenter residence after exigency has dissipated

Brewington v. Phila. Sch. Dist.,149 A.3d 901(Pa. Cmwlth. 2016), appeal docket 23 EAP 2017

Real Property Exception to Governmental Immunity

In Re: Fortieth Statewide Investigating Grand Jury, 45 WM 2017

Criminal Law – Investigating Grand Jury – Sexual Abuse

Valentino v. Phila. Triathlon, LLC, 150 A.3d 483 (Pa. Super. 2016)(en banc), appeal docket 17 EAP 2017

Whether Decedent’s Execution of Waiver of Liability Form That Includes Assumption of Risk Binds His Heirs and Precludes Wrongful Death Action


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Harrisburg, Pa.


Commonwealth v. UPMC, 5 MAP 2018 (direct appeal)

Consent Decree, Contract Interpretation

Rufo v. City of Phila., 152 A.3d 400 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2016), appeal docket 22 EAP 2017

Whether Anti-Blighting Ordinance is Unenforceable Because Grounded Solely on Aesthetics; Burden of Proof in Zoning Ordinance Challenge

Dolan v. Hurd Millwork Co., Inc., 2017 WL 657722 (unreported), 51 MAP 2017

Trial Judge’s Unavailability to Cure Deficient Pa. R.A.P. 1925 Opinion in Non-Jury Case – Appropriate Role of Appellate Court; Scope and Standard of Review of Bench Ruling Where Trial Court Opinion Inadequate.

Shapiro v. GGNSC LLC, 158 A.3d 203 (Pa. Cmwlth, 2017) (en banc), appeal docket 16 MAP 2017 (direct appeal from Cmwlth Court)

Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law; actionable false advertising vs. puffery; whether Attorney General is a “person in interest” who can recover damages

Commonwealth v. Norton2017 WL 1113289 (unreported), appeal docket 53 MAP 2017

Withdrawal of nolo contendere plea; sufficiency of assertion of innocence


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Harrisburg, Pa.


Commonwealth v. Frein, 745 CAP (direct appeal)

Death Penalty – admissibility of evidence; mitigating circumstances; sufficiency of the evidence

Sands Bethworks Gaming v. PA Dept. of Revenue, 216 MM 2017 (original jurisdiction challenge in the Supreme Court to Constitutionality of 2017 amendments to Gaming Act)

Casino Tax Redistribution – Uniformity – Special Law- Due Process – Equal Protection

Pa. State Police, Liquor Control Bd. v. Jet-Set Restaurant, LLC, 2017 WL 1365605 (unreported) (Pa. Cmwlth. 2017), appeal docket 61 MAP 2017

Definition of “Frequenting” under 2003 Amendment to Liquor Code

Com. v. Burno, 2017 WL 838233 (unreported), appeal docket 47 MAP 2017

Criminal Trespass – Building or Occupied Structure, 18 Pa.C.S.A. 3503(a)(1)(i).

Nicolau v. Martin, 153 A. 3d 383 (Pa. Super. 2016) (en banc), appeal docket 44 MAP 2017

Statute of Limitations, Discovery Rule, Whether Patient’s Due Diligence is Factual Question that Bars Grant of Summary Judgment in Medical Malpractice Action

For more information, contact Kevin McKeon or Dennis Whitaker.