Commonwealth v. Bradley

The Superior Court affirmed the aggregate sentence — 17 to 34 years of incarceration for non-violent offenses — but remanded for the trial court to impose a RRRI minimum term. The Court held that, when a defendant is being sentenced for a non-violent crime, their single prior conviction for a non-enumerated crime of violence does … Read more

E.K. v. J.R.A.

Here, the Superior Court dealt with two interrelated orders. The Court ruled the trial court did not abuse its discretion in granting a PFA, finding that Mother had a reasonable fear of imminent serious bodily injury by Father. However, the Court vacated a Custody Contempt Order, finding the trial court violated Father’s due process rights … Read more

Franks v. State Farm

The Superior Court reversed the trial court’s declaratory judgment and held that, because the Franks’ removal of a vehicle from their multi-vehicle insurance changed the stacked amount of underinsured motorist coverage, under the Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law, State Farm was required to provide a new stacking waiver. 

Diaz v. Nabiyev

The Superior Court affirmed the trial court’s grant of a PFA, holding that the evidence was sufficient to sustain the trial court’s conclusion by a preponderance of the evidence that Nabiyev knowingly engaged in a course of conduct towards Diaz that placed her in reasonable fear of bodily injury.