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In re: E.H.

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E.H. appealed from an order denying his petition for restoration of firearm rights pursuant to 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6105(f)(1). E.H. argued the trial court erred when … Read more

Commonwealth v. Purnell

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The Court confronted an issue of first impression: Whether a witness may take the stand with a comfort dog or service animal. The Court ruled … Read more

Sanchez v. Fitness Factory Edgewater, LLC

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The Supreme Court overruled Mellet v. Aquasid, LLC, 452 N.J. Super. 23 (App. Div. 2017), and held that the state’s Retail Installment Sales Act, N.J.S.A. … Read more

USA v. Portanova

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Portanova pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography (18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(2), (b)(1)). The District Court found he had a prior conviction in PA for possessing … Read more

Commonwealth v. Raymond

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The Commonwealth filed bills of information charging Appellant with Intimidation of a Witness under 18 Pa.C.S. § 4952(a)(1), which contains as an element that the accused … Read more

AmeriCare Emergenc Medical Service, Inc. v. Orange Twp.

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After inspecting AmeriCare’s fleet of emergency medical vehicles, the State’s Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) suspended the plaintiff’s license to operate. … Read more

Commonwealth v. Groner

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Groner pleaded guilty to sex crimes and was designated as a sexually violent predator (SVP) under SORNA II. Groner appealed and challenged the constitutionality of … Read more

S.C. v. NJ Dept. of Children and Families

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This appeal involved an investigation into a claim that a mother, S.C., abused her seven-year-old son. The Department of Children and Families (Department) concluded, after … Read more

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