Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Allocatur granted Jan. 3, 2019. Definition of “Public Utility”; DAS Service vs. Cell Phone Service; Agency Deference; Statutory Construction
The Supreme Court granted allocatur in this appeal of a Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission decision regarding DAS provider Crown Castle.
Direct Appeal. Act 12 of 2019 Elimination of Cash Assistance Program; Preliminary Injunction Denial
The Supreme Court will consider the Commonwealth Court’s refusal to preliminarily enjoin Act 12’s elimination of the General Assistance cash assistance program.
Allocatur granted Jan. 23, 2019. Jury Selection; McHugh Deference
The Supreme Court granted allocatur in this case to address issues related to the application of the McHugh deference standard.
Allocatur granted Sept. 19, 2018. Wiretap Act; Jailhouse Communications
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania granted allocatur in this case involving the application of Pennsylvania’s Wiretap Act to jailhouse communications.
Allocatur granted Jan. 3, 2019. Search Warrants; Independent Source Doctrine
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania granted allocatur in this case involving the application of the independent soruce doctrine.
Allocatur granted Jan. 16, 2019. Act 111; Arbitrator’s Authority in a Grievance Arbitration
The Supreme Court granted allocatur in this case to address the scope of authority of the arbitrator in an Act 111 grievance arbitration.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Allocatur granted Feb. 13, 2019. Duty to Warn Third Parties of Danger Posed by Mental Health Patient
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will consider whether mental health professionals have a duty to warn unidentified neighbors of a mental health patient of possible risk.
Allocatur granted July 31, 2018. Constitutionality of Sexually Violent Predator Hearings and Designations
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania granted allocatur to determine the constitutionality of SVP hearings and designations.
Allocatur granted March 5, 2019. Expert Testimony; Frye Standard: Trial Court as Gatekeeper?
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted allocatur in this case involving application of the Frye standard to evaluate expert scientific evidence.
Allocatur granted Feb. 13, 2019. Sua Sponte Raising of Harmless Error; Right for Any Reason Doctrine
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted allocatur in this criminal case to determine issues related to harmless error and the right for any reason doctrine.
Allocatur granted March 26, 2019. Waiver and the trial court’s right to sua sponte grant a new trial
The Supreme Court will consider whether the Superior Court erred in affirming a grant of a new trial based upon errors that were not preserved properly at trial.