Tag: #StatutoryConstruction

In re D.G.J.

This case presented the Pennsylvania Superior Court with a factual scenario of first impression—U.S. citizens sought to adopt their foreign-born nephew, who has been residing with them in the U.S.

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G.W. v. Ringwood Bd of Educ.

The Third Circuit held that the entry of a “Decision Approving Settlement” in an Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) dispute satisfies the jurisdictional prerequisite to an appeal of an

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Energy Transfer v. Friedman

Justice Donohue framed the issue: In a case of first impression, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court considered whether the Office of Open Records (“OOR”) has the authority to review the denial

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State v. Cnty. of Ocean

The New Jersey Appellate Division ruled that the State must defend counties under the Tort Claims Act but cannot designate who shall bear the cost of indemnity. A county detective

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Commonwealth v. Bowens

In a 62-page opinion, an en banc panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the defendant’s convictions. The charges stemmed from the stop of a car in which the defendant

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Kuharchik Constr. v. Commonwealth

A three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court held that Kuharchik Construction’s purchase and use of items that supported a traffic signal – specifically, signal poles, mast arms, and pedestal

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State v. Njango

The New Jersey Supreme Court addressed the issue of time credit where a defendant served time in custody beyond his release date. Njango served a lengthy NERA sentence with a

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State v. Carter

The New Jersey Supreme Court issued a critical decision regarding traffic stops based on covered or obscured license plates under N.J.S.A. 39:3-33. In these two consolidated cases, the defendants were

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