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Commonwealth v. Fitzpatrick

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The “state of mind” exception to the hearsay rule took center stage when detectives investigating a homicide found a note the decedent wrote stating, “If … Read more

State v. Ehrman

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An enforcement officer issued Ehrman 25 complaint-summonses alleging housing code violations. Ehrman filed a motion in municipal court to dismiss the complaints on the ground … Read more

Wexford Sci. and Tech., LLC v. Pittsburg Zoning Bd. of Adjustment

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The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court held that an order of the Court of Common Pleas denying property owners’ petition to intervene in a zoning appeal was … Read more

Carlino East Brandywine, L.P. v. Brandywine Village Associates

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Carlino sued, alleging causes of action for breach of contract and other claims. Without moving to compel any specific production request, Carlino filed a motion … Read more

United States v. Perez

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The defendant, who was known as Toast, pleaded guilty to firearms and drugs offenses arising from, among other things, selling guns to an undercover police … Read more

State v. D.F.W.

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The New Jersey Appellate Division dealt with two speedy trial issues under the Criminal Justice Reform Act. First, the Court reviewed the application of the … Read more

State v. Sanchez

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During a homicide investigation, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office circulated a flyer entitled “Attempt to Locate,” which stated that a red/burgundy Buick Century was “possibly … Read more

Commonwealth v. Satterfield

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Satterfield entered an open guilty plea to various offenses, including three counts of leaving the scene of an accident involving death or personal injury, 75 … Read more

Pa. Env’t Def. Found. v. Commonwealth of Pa.

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court stated at the outset that this decision is the “final resolution” of a dispute about amendments to the Fiscal Code by … Read more

Gilbert v. Stewart

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The New Jersey Supreme Court issued a cautionary tale for attorneys in its review of this professional malpractice action. The plaintiff — a probation officer … Read more