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State v. Ahmad

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The New Jersey Supreme Court reversed the lower court’s order, which found the defendant’s statement to police admissible. The 17-year-old defendant arrived at a hospital … Read more

Cole v. Pa. Dep’t Envtl. Prot.

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Petitioners appealed the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) decision to approve a plan to construct a natural gas compressor station. The Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing dismissed … Read more

Commonwealth v. Campbell

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The Pennsylvania Superior Court held that the defendant committed terroristic threats when he told the victim, “if you don’t give me my money, I’m going … Read more

Commonwealth v. Williams

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Williams appealed after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder and related charges. On appeal, he made two primary arguments. First, Williams asserted the trial … Read more

In re G.M.K

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The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the Juvenile Court’s order granting physical as well as legal custody of a minor to his maternal uncle and removing … Read more

Adams v. Pa. State Police

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The Commonwealth Court rejected the petitioner’s application to declare that he was not required to register as a sex offender under SORNA I. The petitioner … Read more

United States v. Brace

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“Litigants flout court rules at their peril. District courts have broad discretion to punish them by striking their briefs if needed. We will not upset … Read more

In re Estate of Schwotzer

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This consolidated appeal concerned a dispute over the purchase price of shares in two companies. Appellants contended that the Orphans’ Court misinterpreted the Shareholder Agreements, … Read more

Pareja v. Princeton Int’l Prop.

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Pareja v. Princeton Int’l Prop. The New Jersey Supreme Court adopted the “ongoing storm rule,” whereby landowners do not have a duty to remove snow … Read more

Cadre v. Proassurance Cas. Co.

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Forget your clients, lawyers. This opinion is important for you. An attorney sued her professional liability insurer and broker after the insurer declined to provide … Read more