Tag: #JuryInstruction

State v. Kille

The defendant appealed his convictions for first-degree aggravated manslaughter and weapons offenses. He argued that the trial court made numerous errors in its jury instructions, though the defendant only timely

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Commonwealth v. Davis

The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the defendant’s jury conviction for DUI-high rate of alcohol 4th offense or subsequent. On appeal, the defendant alleged several issues with the jury. The Court

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Commonwealth v. Stone

Don’t drive with weed in your bloodstream, despite that Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) card. The Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed the trial court’s order, which denied the Commonwealth’s challenge to the

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Commonwealth v. Williams

The Pennsylvania Superior Court vacated the defendant’s convictions for sexually assaulting a minor because the trial court erroneously permitted a staff member from the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance (PCA) to testify

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Commonwealth v. Green

The Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed the defendant’s first-degree murder and attempted murder convictions. Victim One snatched the phone from the defendant’s hand. When the defendant demanded that Victim One return

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Graphnet, Inc. v. Retarus, Inc.

In this appeal, the New Jersey Supreme Court considered “whether a new trial on all damages is required when a jury is improperly instructed on nominal damages, and a plaintiff

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Commonwealth v. Dixon

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a relatively short (14 pgs.) but dense opinion analyzing the propriety of a jury instruction for intimidation of a witness. At the defendant’s trial, the

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State v. Oguta

The New Jersey Appellate Division confronted the intersection of a justification defense and N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(d), which prohibits possession of a weapon “under circumstances not manifestly appropriate for such lawful uses

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State v. Sanders

In State v. Sanders, the defendant appealed his convictions of murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, and endangering an injured victim. The novel issue presented in the appeal was whether

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