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Commonwealth v. Lehmman

The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the defendant's conviction for first-degree murder. The defendant made three claims of error. First, he claimed that the trial court erred by denying his motion in limine seeking to present evidence of the victim’s rap music videos to the jury. The Superior Court ruled that…

Commonwealth v. Lehmman
Pennsylvania Superior Court

The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the defendant’s conviction for first-degree murder. The defendant made three claims of error. First, he claimed that the trial court erred by denying his motion in limine seeking to present evidence of the victim’s rap music videos to the jury. The Superior Court ruled that the defendant did not proffer… Continue reading Commonwealth v. Lehmman

Primmer v. Harrison
New Jersey Appellate Division

The New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed the trial court’s order enforcing the parties’ palimony agreement concerning the dissolution of their relationship. The parties entered into the agreement and abided by its terms for some time. But the plaintiff never paid her share of the down payment. The defendant stopped paying his monthly share. Then, the… Continue reading Primmer v. Harrison

The defendant claimed that the trial court erred when it: 1. granted the Commonwealth’s motion in limine; 2. denied the defendant’s motion in limine; and 3. relied on impermissible factors to impose an excessive sentence.

Commonwealth v. Harrington
Pennsylvania Superior Court

This was an appeal following convictions of Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution, Firearms Not to be Carried Without a License, and Tampering With or Fabricating Physical Evidence. The Commonwealth alleged Appellant communicated with and provided transportation to someone after he murdered a police officer and that Appellant disposed of the firearm used in the shooting. Before… Continue reading Commonwealth v. Harrington

Commonwealth v. Gross
Pennsylvania Superior Court

In Commonwealth v. Gross, the PA Superior Court was asked to decide whether the results of a portable breath test are admissible at a homicide trial. The accused in Gross sought to use the evidence as part of a voluntary intoxication defense. The Court relied on its prior holdings in DUI prosecutions wherein it held that… Continue reading Commonwealth v. Gross

Commonwealth v. DiStefano
Pennsylvania Superior Court

In Commonwealth v. DiStefano, the Superior Court ruled that the trial court abused its discretion in excluding evidence related to causation of the victim’s death.