Tag: #Evidence

Commonwealth v. Taylor

The lower court convicted the defendant of charges related to the sexual assault of a four-year-old. He raised numerous issues on appeal with the Pennsylvania Superior Court, which denied each

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Commonwealth v. Lang

The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the order granting the defendant’s post-sentence request for a new trial after his non-jury conviction of sexual crimes against a minor.  The crux of this

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United States v. Hall

The Third Circuit expounded on the due process and Federal Rules of Evidence standards governing the admission of voice identification evidence en route to affirming the defendant’s convictions for crimes

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State v. Williams

If you are a criminal defense attorney, read this summary. The New Jersey Appellate Division reversed the defendant’s conviction and remanded for a new trial. A jury convicted the defendant

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Calisto v. Rodgers

An en banc panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that Seller’s use of his deceased mother’s name as an alias to sign three deeds satisfied the signature requirement of

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Hauck v. Unemployment Comp. Bd. of Rev.

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court affirmed the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review’s order affirming a Referee’s decision that denied unemployment compensation benefits after the claimant was fired for failing a drug

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State v. Rochat

The New Jersey Appellate Division ruled that the trial court erred when it permitted certain DNA evidence to be admitted against the defendant in his trial that resulted in a

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Commonwealth v. Gilbert

A jury convicted the appellant of first-degree murder for the stabbing death of his wife. In affirming that verdict, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued several critical evidentiary rulings. First, the

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State v. Gerena

In a per curium order, the New Jersey Supreme Court affirmed the Appellate Division’s opinion. The Appellate Division held that it is within the purview of a lay witness to

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State v. Hedgespeth

The New Jersey Supreme Court reversed the Law Division’s opinion, which had affirmed the defendant’s convictions for controlled dangerous substance and firearm offenses. The Supreme Court held that a violation

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