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Matt and David read and summarize every opinion from the state and federal appellate courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We post the summaries in the Opinion Summaries page. Sign up for our weekly newsletter to stay informed about the decisions of the local appellate courts.

We framed an innocent man, but we have prosecutorial immunity, RIGHT?!


On April 20, 2020, the Third Circuit filed an opinion in Fogle v. Sokol ( The case focused on the issue of prosecutorial immunity. In … Read more

We don’t owe you squat!


On April 7, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania decided Spector Gadon & Rosen, P.C. v. Rudinski, Orso & Lynch, 3661 EDA 2018, a case involving … Read more

Use This Time to Reflect on Law Firm Management


With courts practically closed, and commerce overall slowed to a trickle, it is worth taking some time to think about your law firm and how … Read more

No (attempted) good deed goes unpunished.


In Commonwealth v. Frederick, 770 MDA 2019 (Pa. Super Ct. 2020), the defendant, seemingly, tried to do the right thing. His actions earned him a state … Read more

Appealing Adverse Pretrial Detention Rulings


With the onslaught of COVID-19 and the virus’s breakneck pace of infecting jail and prison populations, the criminal defense bar’s job must now include the short-term … Read more

Writ of Error Coram Nobis – alive, but, perhaps, not so well.


In Ragbir v. USA (, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued a comprehensive decision about coram nobis relief. . In 2000, Ravidath Ragbir, who … Read more

NJ courts inch their way into the future.


In Pathri v. Kakarlamath (, the New Jersey Appellate Division recognized that technological innovations might be useful in the state’s courtrooms. . The case, which involved … Read more

At Sullivan | Simon we read every precedential opinion out of state and federal courts in PA & NJ and summarize them to help you stay up to date. If you would like these summaries emailed to you, please sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Commonwealth v. Alston


The Allegheny County Public Defender’s Office, on behalf of the … Read more

USA v. Wilson


After being convicted by a jury of two bank robberies, … Read more

Underhill v. Borough of Caldwell


Plaintiff slipped and fell on black ice in a parking … Read more

Commonwealth v. Pammer


The Superior Court dismissed a DUI prosecution because the Commonwealth … Read more

U.S. Bank Nat’l Assoc. v. Davis


Mortgagee filed a foreclosure suit against the mortgagee, but a … Read more

Hardy v. Shaikh


Between December 27, 2017, and March 30, 2018, Hardy filed … Read more

Commonwealth v. Chichkin


In these two appeals, the Court considered the constitutionality of … Read more

In the Interest of: T.M.W.


Mother appealed the trial court’s orders involuntarily terminating her parental … Read more

Commonwealth v. Taylor


This appeal asked whether a minor’s Fifth Amendment privilege against … Read more

Northern Berks Regional Police Comm. v. Berks Co. FOP


A police officer was terminated for unauthorized use of a … Read more

Carr v. Penn. Dep’t of Trans.


A civil servant who worked for PennDOT posted to her … Read more

Commonwealth v. Hoover


In this discretionary appeal, the Court considered whether the trial … Read more

Commonwealth v. Johnson


In a capital homicide case, the prosecutor and testifying offers … Read more

M.B.S. v. W.E.


W.E. (Mother) appealed the trial court’s order, which granted sole … Read more