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Wilson v. Dir., Off. of Workers’ Comp. Programs

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The 3rd Circuit appears to have closed out 2020 with a bang: it changed the style of its opinions. It’s first published opinion under the … Read more

Commonwealth v. McConell

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Commonwealth v. McConnell involved a dispute amongst neighbors. On the evening of May 31, 2019, the defendant turned on eight construction-grade floodlights in the backyard … Read more

In re Jabbour

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The Superior Court clarified the time frame during which a spouse can revoke their choice to receive a one-third share of their deceased’s spouses’s estate, … Read more

Adams v. Rising Sun Med. Ctr.

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In Adams v. Rising Sun Med. Ctr., the Superior Court dealt with cross appeals from a wrongful death and survival jury trial.  The administratrix of … Read more

State v. Lora

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In State v. Lora, the defendant led police on a high-speed chase after he stole a car from a dealership. The chase ended when police … Read more

Clark v. Nenna

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Clark v. Nenna arose out of a surgical procedure that the defendant performed on the plaintiff. The plaintiff alleged emotional distress caused by the defendant’s … Read more

Commonwealth v. Lambert

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In Commonwealth v. Lambert, defense counsel filed a motion for a writ of habeas corpus after the defendant’s preliminary hearing. At the motion’s hearing, the … Read more

Commonwealth v. Given

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The Superior Court began the opinion in Commonwealth v. Given by letting the appellant know all the ways in which he waived his claims and … Read more

Newton v. Comm’r Soc. Sec.

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The issue in Newton v. Comm’r Soc. Sec. was whether National Guard dual status technicians qualify for the uniformed services exception, i.e., whether pensions for … Read more

Commonwealth v. Sami

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In Commonwealth v. Sami, the Commonwealth appealed the trial court’s denial of a motion in limine to admit other acts evidence in a murder case. … Read more