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Commonwealth v. Alston

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The Allegheny County Public Defender’s Office, on behalf of the defendant, served a subpoena duces tecum on the Medical Examier’s Office seeking the autopsy report related … Read more

USA v. Wilson

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After being convicted by a jury of two bank robberies, defendants appealed their lawyers’ decisions to stipulate that the banks were federally insured and, as … Read more

Underhill v. Borough of Caldwell

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Plaintiff slipped and fell on black ice in a parking lot owned by private entities and leased in its entirety to the Borough of Caldwell. … Read more

Commonwealth v. Pammer

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The Superior Court dismissed a DUI prosecution because the Commonwealth failed to comply with the compulsory joinder rule found in 18 Pa.C.S. § 110. The defendant … Read more

U.S. Bank Nat’l Assoc. v. Davis

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Mortgagee filed a foreclosure suit against the mortgagee, but a nonsuit was granted after the lower court found that the mortgagee failed to give proper … Read more

Hardy v. Shaikh

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Between December 27, 2017, and March 30, 2018, Hardy filed no less than twelve grievances seeking medical care for the worsening condition of his leg, … Read more

Commonwealth v. Chichkin

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In these two appeals, the Court considered the constitutionality of the provision of the mandatory minimum sentencing statute for driving under the influence (DUI), which treated … Read more

In the Interest of: T.M.W.

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Mother appealed the trial court’s orders involuntarily terminating her parental rights to her daughter. The Superior Court reversed. The Court ruled that the trial court’s … Read more

Commonwealth v. Taylor

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This appeal asked whether a minor’s Fifth Amendment privilege against compulsory self-incrimination was violated when a juvenile court granted the Commonwealth’s request to have a … Read more

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

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A police officer was terminated for unauthorized use of a law enforcement database. He sought his position back, and pursuant to Act 111 — the … Read more