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Lamar Advantage GP, Co., LLC v. City of Pittsburgh Zoning Bd.

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For many years, Lamar Advantage GP Co. displayed an electronic advertisement on a billboard atop Mount Washington, which overlooks downtown Pittsburgh. In 2016, Lamar hung … Read more

Commonwealth v. Montalvo

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed the PCRA court’s order, granting a capital defendant a new guilty-phase hearing (trial) in Commonwealth v. Montalvo. The Supreme Court … Read more

Commonwealth v. Middaugh

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In March 2014, Appellee was convicted of DUI. The clerk’s office was required to send PennDOT a record of the conviction within ten days after … Read more

In re Appeal of Coatesville Area Sch. Dist.

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In In re Appeal of Coatesville Area Sch. Dist., the Supreme Court did an admirable job of differentiating and explaining the two preclusion doctrines — … Read more

Commonwealth v. Cochran

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In Commonwealth v. Cochran, at the beginning of his plea hearing, Cochran disputed whether he was responsible for the total restitution amount. Defense counsel requested … Read more

State v. E.J.H.

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A judge in the Chancery Division sua sponte dismissed a complaint charging contempt for violating a temporary restraining order just as the defendant was about … Read more

State v. Williams

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In State v. Williams, a jury convicted the defendant of bank robbery. In her summation, the prosecutor displayed to the jury a PowerPoint slide with … Read more

Bethany v. SEIU PA State Council

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In Bethany v. SEIU PA State Council, the 3rd Circuit dealt with the United States Supreme Court’s fair-share ruling in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, … Read more

United States v. Alexander

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In United States v. Alexander,  Appellant filed an interlocutory appeal from the District Court’s order denying various pretrial motions to dismiss the original and superseding … Read more

State v. C.W.H.

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In State v. C.W.H., the Appellate Division confronted a problematic trial in which the defendant was convicted of sexually assaulting his young daughter decades after … Read more