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State v. Szemple

In 1991, the defendant was convicted of a murder that occurred in 1975. A major piece of the prosecution's case was a letter produced by the defendant's father-in-law that purported to be from the defendant to his wife in which he made an inculpatory statement. Decades later, on collateral attack,…

State v. Szemple
New Jersey Supreme Court

In 1991, the defendant was convicted of a murder that occurred in 1975. A major piece of the prosecution’s case was a letter produced by the defendant’s father-in-law that purported to be from the defendant to his wife in which he made an inculpatory statement. Decades later, on collateral attack, the defendant moved to compel… Continue reading State v. Szemple

Commonwealth v. Felder
Pennsylvania Superior Court

In Commonwealth v. Felder, the Pennsylvania Superior Court reviewed an order from the trial court, denying the defendant’s post-verdict motion for a new trial under Pa.R.Crim.P. 704(B), wherein he claimed that newly discovered evidence warranted a new trial. In both the trial court and the Superior Court, the Commonwealth joined the defendant’s request and argued… Continue reading Commonwealth v. Felder

Rounick v. Neducsin
Pennsylvania Superior Court

#Gaming #Gambling #CivPro #PostTrialMotions 4/20/2020 — The appellant filed a complaint in confession to repay the money loaned on a note to cover debts the appellee owed to a bookie for gambling losses. After a bench trial, the court ruled in favor of the appellant, but in response to the appellee’s post-trial motion, the lower… Continue reading Rounick v. Neducsin