Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Decisions 2020

Opinions 1 - 500 of 2744

Commonwealth v. Buxton, A. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 219 WAL 2020
In the Interest of: D.P. of: D.P. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 220 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Roman, S. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 407 MAL 2020
In Re: Sessions of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for the Year 2022 (rules)
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 545 Judicial Administration 2020
In Re: Jennifer Fernandez (miscellaneous)
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 106 WM 2020
Thomas, J. v. Franklin Co. CCP Judge (miscellaneous)
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 157 MM 2020
Commonwealth v. Spence, L. (miscellaneous)
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 160 MM 2020
Evans, Z. v. Berks County CCP, et al (miscellaneous)
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 161 MM 2020
Collins, M. v. PUC (miscellaneous)
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 163 MM 2020
Picarella, Jr., C. v. Mason, B. (miscellaneous)
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 165 MM 2020
Commonwealth v. Burney, R. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 198 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Redmond, D. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 202 EAL 2020
Rambert, E., Aplt v. Woolf, S. (per curiam order)
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 21 WAP 2020
Commonwealth v. Martinez, R. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 214 EAL 2020
Dana, J. v. Lofts at 1234 Condo., et al. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 219 EAL 2020
Cooley, R. v. Lofts at 1234 Condo., et al. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 220 EAL 2020
Mackin Med. v Lindquist & Vennum, et al. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 221 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Bledsoe, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 248 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Brown, N. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 343 MAL 2020
In the Interest of: R.C. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 351 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Berg, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 363 MAL 2020
Michael J. Pendelton v. CCP, Allegheny Co. (miscellaneous)
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 94 WM 2020
In the Matter of Brendan M. Sullivan, Esq. (miscellaneous)
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 98 WM 2020
In the Matter of: Jamie D. Valentine (disciplinary order)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 102 RST 2020
In the Matter of: Cheryl Denise Hardy (disciplinary order)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 103 RST 2020
In the Interest of: R.A.P. of: R.A.P. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 226 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Williams, T. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 227 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Thompson, A. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 229 EAL 2020
Schrader, C. v. Ameron International Corp. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 234 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Johnson, T. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 238 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Starr, E. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 238 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Howard, N. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 243 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Sulit, A. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 246 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Scott, T. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 249 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Enty, R. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 254 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Jordan, G. - No. (Granted) (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 269 WAL 2020
Fick, T., Jr. v. Barbon, B. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 341 MAL 2020
Burda, S. v. DHS (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 384 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Passmore, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 386 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Roach, D. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 387 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Roach, D. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 388 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Nagle, K. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 391 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Nagle, K. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 392 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Calbert, L. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 406 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Venson, D. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 409 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Ibrahim, I. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 436 MAL 2020
Yan, W., et al v. Colon, A., et al of Yan (summary disposition)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 441 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Hall, W. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 444 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Royster, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 463 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Royster, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 464 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Daly, L. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 472 MAL 2020
In the Matter of: Thomas G. Scully (disciplinary order)
Date: December 24, 2020
Docket Number: 100 RST 2020
In the Matter of: Stephen S. Weaver (disciplinary order)
Date: December 24, 2020
Docket Number: 101 RST 2020
In Re: Appointment to the Criminal Procedural Rules Committee (appointment)
Date: December 24, 2020
Docket Number: 527 Criminal Procedural Rules Docket
In Re: Duty Assignment Schedule for Emergency itions in the Year 2021 (rules)
Date: December 24, 2020
Docket Number: 542 Judicial Administration 2020
In the Matter of: Timothy J. Prol (disciplinary order)
Date: December 24, 2020
Docket Number: 99 RST 2020
Commonwealth v. Dixon, D. - No. (Granted) (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 207 WAL 2020
ODC v. Gordon D. Fisher (disciplinary order)
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 2760 DD3
Commonwealth v. Maxwell, E. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 287 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Grant, R. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 340 EAL 2020
Skanska USA Building v. Universal Concrete (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 412 MAL 2020
In Re: Order Temporarily Modifying PA Rule of CLE 108(e) for Calendar Year 2021 (rules)
Date: December 23, 2020
Docket Number: 864 Supreme Court Rules
Commonwealth v. Bres, S., Aplt. (per curiam order)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 1 WAP 2020
Clark (Est of M. Clark) v. Stover, et al (majority)  
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 2 MAP 2020

Justia Opinion Summary: The underlying controversy entailed will-, estate-, and insurance-contest litigation commenced in 2008 by Appellee Jeffrey Stover in his capacity as the attorney for Appellant, David Clark, who was the testator’s brother...

Commonwealth v. Miller, S. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 222 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Miller, S. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 223 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Lemo, E. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 230 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Boozer, L. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 236 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Harris, D. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 251 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Alexander, K., Aplt. (concurring)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 30 EAP 2019
Commonwealth v. Alexander, K., Aplt. (dissenting)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 30 EAP 2019
Pennsylvania v. Alexander (majority)  
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 30 EAP 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted Appellant Keith Alexander's petition for allowance of appeal asking the Court to overrule or limit Commonwealth v. Gary, 91 A.3d 102 (Pa. 2014) (OAJC), a plurality result announcing...

T.S. v. PA State Police, Aplt. (per curiam order)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 34 MAP 2020
Raynor, N. v. D'Annunzio, Apl of: Messa, et al (concurring)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 35 EAP 2019
Raynor, N. v. D'Annunzio, Apl of: Messa, et al (dissenting)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 35 EAP 2019
Raynor, N. v. D'Annunzio, Apl of: Messa, et al (majority)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 35 EAP 2019
Leight, K., Aplt. v. Univ. of Pittsburgh, et al (concurring)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 35 WAP 2019
Leight, K., Aplt. v. Univ. of Pittsburgh, et al (dissenting)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 35 WAP 2019
Leight, K., Aplt. v. Univ. of Pittsburgh, et al (majority)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 35 WAP 2019
Raynor, N. v. D'Annunzio, M., et al, Aplts. (concurring)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 36 EAP 2019
Raynor, N. v. D'Annunzio, M., et al, Aplts. (dissenting)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 36 EAP 2019
Raynor v. D'Annunzio (majority)  
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 36 EAP 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose from a medical malpractice action in which appellees Nancy Raynor, Esq. and Raynor & Associates served as defense counsel for Dr. Jeffrey Gellar and Roxborough Emergency Physician Associates (collective...

S.B. v. S.S.; Apl of: S.S., et al (concurring)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 39 WAP 2019
S.B. v. S.S.; Apl of: S.S., et al (dissenting)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 39 WAP 2019
S.B. v. S.S.; Apl of: S.S., et al (majority)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 39 WAP 2019
Graham, F., Aplt. v. Check, L. (dissenting)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 42 WAP 2019
Graham, F., Aplt. v. Check, L. (majority)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 42 WAP 2019
Commonwealth, Aplt. v. Lehman, M. (majority)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 47 MAP 2019
Commonwealth, Aplt. v. Davis, S. (majority)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 49 MAP 2019
Woodford, M., et al, Aplts. v. PA Insurance Dept. (concurring)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 65 MAP 2019
Woodford, M., et al, Aplts. v. PA Insurance Dept. (concurring/dissenting)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 65 MAP 2019
Woodford v. PA Insurance Dept. (majority)  
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 65 MAP 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: In a matter of first impression, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted review in this case to consider whether Section 310.74(a) of the Insurance Department Act of 1921 prohibited a licensed insurance producer from char...

In Re: Passarelli Family Trust (concurring/dissenting)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 71 MAP 2019
In Re: Passarelli Family Trust (majority)  
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 71 MAP 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: In this discretionary appeal, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court was asked to determine the burden of proof for a settlor of an irrevocable trust in order to void the trust on grounds of fraudulent inducement in the creation...

Commonwealth v. Peck Jr., M., Aplt. (concurring)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 75 MAP 2019
Pennsylvania v. Peck Jr. (majority)  
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 75 MAP 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: Mitchell Gregory Peck, Jr. (“Peck”) was convicted of drug delivery resulting in death, and sentenced to twenty to forty years of imprisonment. In this appeal, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court considered the interplay betwe...

Uniontown Newspaper, et al v. PA Dept of Cor, Aplt (concurring/dissenting)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 76 & 77 MAP 2019
Uniontown Newspaper, et al v. PA Dept of Cor, Aplt (dissenting)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 76 & 77 MAP 2019
Uniontown Newspaper, et al v. PA Dept of Cor. (majority)  
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 76 & 77 MAP 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: In September 2014, prior to the request for the records at issue in this case, the Abolitionist Law Center published a report which alleged a causal connection between the ill health of inmates at SCI-Fayette, and the fa...

Uniontown Newspaper, et al v. PA Dept of Cor, Aplt (concurring/dissenting)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 76 MAP 2019
Uniontown Newspaper, et al v. PA Dept of Cor, Aplt (dissenting)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 76 MAP 2019
Uniontown Newspaper, et al v. PA Dept of Cor, Aplt (majority)
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 76 MAP 2019
Commonwealth v. Witucki, D. (miscellaneous)
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 154 MM 2020
Commonwealth v. McDowell, D. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 231 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Kane, R. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 233 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Lumberger, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 234 WAL 2020
S.M. v. C.J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 340 WAL 2020
Gallagher, D. v. Gallagher, D. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 368 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Brinson, C. (miscellaneous)
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 71 EM 2020
Commonwealth v. Diggs, M. (miscellaneous)
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 73 EM 2020
Evans, W. v. CCP Phila. Co. (miscellaneous)
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 74 EM 2020
Trinh, L. v. Trinh, K., et al. (miscellaneous)
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 75 EM 2020
Commonwealth v. Palmer, S. (miscellaneous)
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 76 EM 2020
In Re: Appointment to the Continuing Legal Education Board (appointment)
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 863 Supreme Court Rules
Senoski v. Wetzel (miscellaneous)
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 90 WM 2020
Commonwealth v. Leclair, C. (miscellaneous)
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 93 WM 2020
Martin, K. v. PBPP (miscellaneous)
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 95 WM 2020
In the Matter of: Craig S. Hudson (disciplinary order)
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 98 RST 2020
In Re: Conflict of Int of Phl DA of: Faulkner (per curiam order)
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 125 EM 2019
In Re: Conflict of Int of Phl DA of: Faulkner (concurring)
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 125 EM 2019
In Re: Conflict of Int of Phl DA of: Faulkner (dissenting)
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 125 EM 2019
In the Matter of: Cory Adam Leshner (disciplinary order)
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 2011 DD3
Commonwealth v. Smith, K. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 206 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Brown, S. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 213 EAL 2020
ODC v. Frederick Seth Lowenberg (disciplinary order)
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 2423 DD3
Commonwealth v. Kennedy, C. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 245 EAL 2020
Schluth, W. v. Krishavtar, Inc. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 249 EAL 2020
Schluth, W. v. Krishavtar, Inc. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 250 EAL 2020
ODC v. Andrea Whilby Clarke (disciplinary order)
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 2769 DD3
Commonwealth v. Smith, L. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 327 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Smalls, R. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 327 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Johnson, W. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 334 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Marrero-Cruz, A. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 349 MAL 2020
Funk, J., et al. v. Bradley, C. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 366 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. McCarthy, T. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 370 MAL 2020
In Re: Appeal of Smith and Whetstone (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 398 MAL 2020
In Re: Reappointment to the Juvenile Court Procedural Rules Committee (appointment)
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 862 Supreme Court Rules
Commonwealth v. Pritchett, P.B. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 208 EAL 2020
In Re: Reappointment to the Disciplinary Board of Pennsylvania (appointment)
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 310 Disciplinary Board Appointment
Commonwealth v. Wallace, M. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 352 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Wallace, M. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 353 MAL 2020
Recigno Labs, Inc. v. Jensen Dental, Inc. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 380 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Williams, N., Jr. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 401 MAL 2020
Commonwealth; Branch Twp. v. Jones, R. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 426 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Rorrer, P. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 442 MAL 2020
In Re: Reappointment to Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee (appointment)
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 712 Civil Procedural Rules Docket
In the Matter of: John A. Ridgway (disciplinary order)
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 96 RST 2020
In the Matter of: Phillip Charles Blackman (disciplinary order)
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 97 RST 2020
In the Matter of: Jill Wittenborn Duffy (disciplinary order)
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 95 RST 2020
Kirksey, R., Aplt. v. Children's Hospital of Pgh. (concurring)
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18 WAP 2020
Kirksey, R., Aplt. v. Children's Hospital of Pgh. (per curiam order)
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18 WAP 2020
Commonwealth v. Poellnitz, T. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 208 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Gibson, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 224 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Fischer, D. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 232 WAL 2020
In the Matter of: Joseph Nicholas Sciulli (disciplinary order)
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 2681 DD3
In the Matter of: Jason Edward Rheinstein (disciplinary order)
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 2740 DD3
Commonwealth v. Horton, R. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 445 MAL 2020
Bourgeois v. Snow Time Inc., et al. (majority)  
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 50 MAP 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, Ray Bourgeois hyperextended his spinal cord, resulting in quadraplegia, at Roundtop Mountain Resort when the snow tube he was riding collided with a folded “deceleration mat” that the resort’s employees had plac...

In the Matter of: Charles Douglass Thomas (disciplinary order)
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 93 RST 2020
In the Matter of: James Michael Lavelle (disciplinary order)
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 94 RST 2020
Commonwealth v. Castro, D., Jr. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 358 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. King, E. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 377 MAL 2020
T.C. v. M.B. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 430 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Hicks, C., III. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 361 MAL 2020
In the Matter of: Rachel R. Hager (disciplinary order)
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 92 RST 2020
Elansari, A. v. Commonwealth of PA, et al. (miscellaneous)
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 148 MM 2020
Santander Bank v. Viatcheslav, B., et al s (miscellaneous)
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 150 MM 2020
Commonwealth v. Ishler, G., Jr. (miscellaneous)
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 151 MM 2020
Commonwealth v. Ramos, M. (miscellaneous)
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 152 MM 2020
Witherspoon, G. v. Miller, G (miscellaneous)
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 153 MM 2020
Wilkins, G. v. PJ 12th Judicial District (miscellaneous)
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 155 MM 2020
Wilkins, G. v. Chardo, F. (miscellaneous)
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 156 MM 2020
H.R. & C.A.R. v. C.P. & J.M. : C.P. (miscellaneous)
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 167 MM 2020
In the Interest of: N.M.W.-S. of: K.S. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 384 EAL 2020
In the Interest of: N.N.W.-S. of: K.S. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 385 EAL 2020
Mendez, R. v. DOC, et al. (miscellaneous)
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 72 EM 2020
Yeager, D. v. Beaver County CCP (miscellaneous)
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 92 WM 2020
Commonwealth v. Weimer, P. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 155 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Weimer, P. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 156 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Weimer, P. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 157 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. King, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 181 WAL 2020
Pecina, P. v. Law Offices of Joel Sansone (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 184 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Hyman, F. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 191 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. McClain, R. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 193 WAL 2020
Estate of John J. Thomas of: Ungarean, T. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 202 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Hopkins, G. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 218 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Reason, T. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 224 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Adorno, B. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 235 EAL 2020
Hinton, V. v. DOC (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 235 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Adorno, B. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 236 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Troutman, D. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 239 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Duggins, K. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 268 EAL 2020
Shober, R.B. v. St. Joseph Medical Center (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 277 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Wiggins, F. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 289 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Edmonds, T. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 304 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Badell, M. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 323 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Pierre, S. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 336 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Kesselring, R. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 350 MAL 2020
Estate of S.Cook v. Nowicki, D. & A. s (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 400 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Maldonado, P. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 402 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Walker, T. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 415 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Hudler, C. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 427 MAL 2020
Nicolaou, N. v. Falatyn, S. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 429 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Pena, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 176 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Westcott, M. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 179 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Cosby, D. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 185 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Cosby, D. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 186 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Cosby, D. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 187 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Adams, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 193 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Garcia, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 205 EAL 2020
Philips Respironics v. WCAB of: Mika (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 205 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Noel, F. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 209 WAL 2020
R&L Carriers v. WCAB (Grace, et al.) (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 215 EAL 2020
Pierchalski s v. Thomas, E. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 215 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Marx, E. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 239 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Sventek, A. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 257 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Sventek, A. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 258 WAL 2020
Snody, S. v. Ettlinger, R., et al (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 262 MAL 2020
ODC v. Albert M. Sardella (disciplinary order)
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 2746 DD3
Commonwealth v. Drake, M. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 282 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Pitts, A. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 291 MAL 2020
Hammett, T. v. PBPP (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 299 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Deshields, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 310 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Rice, S. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 315 MAL 2020
Stone, B.,et al s. v. Martin, T.,et al (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 356 MAL 2020
County of Delaware v. CCP of Delaware County (miscellaneous)
Date: November 30, 2020
Docket Number: 172 MM 2020
Kelly, M, Hon., et al. v. Cmwlth, et al., Aplts (concurring)
Date: November 28, 2020
Docket Number: 68 MAP 2020
Kelly, M, Hon., et al. v. Cmwlth, et al., Aplts (per curiam order)
Date: November 28, 2020
Docket Number: 68 MAP 2020
Canvass of Absentee Mail-In Ballots: OF DNC (miscellaneous)
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 173 MM 2020
Canvass of Absentee Mail-In Ballots of Bucks Co (miscellaneous)
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 174 MM 2020
Commonwealth v. Newkirk, C. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 221 WAL 2020
In the Matter of: Steven Blaine Hayhurst (disciplinary order)
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 2754 DD3
Commonwealth v. Pitt, D. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 290 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. McDowell, M. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 297 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Getchius, K. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 342 MAL 2020
Veneesa, Inc., et al s. v. Stevenson, T. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 347 MAL 2020
Packirisamy, S. v. Jayabalan, S. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 375 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Holmes, D. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 413 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Grasty, A. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 454 MAL 2020
In Re: Order Amending Rule 213 of the Pennsylvania Bar Admission Rules (rules)
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 859 Supreme Court Rules
Commonwealth v. Gross, E. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 281 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Martin, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 288 MAL 2020
In Re: 2,349 Ballots in the 2020 General Election (concurring/dissenting)
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 29 WAP 2020
Commonwealth v. Boyce, A. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 309 MAL 2020
In Re: Canvass of Absentee and Mail-In Ballots (concurring/dissenting)
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 31 EAP 2020
In Re: Canvass of Absentee and Mail-In Ballots (concurring/dissenting)
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 32 EAP 2020
In Re: Canvass of Absentee and Mail-In Ballots (concurring/dissenting)
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 33 EAP 2020
Commonwealth v. Dixon, T. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 338 MAL 2020
In Re: Canvass of Absentee and Mail-In Ballots (concurring/dissenting)
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 34 EAP 2020
In Re: Canvass of Absentee and Mail-In Ballots (concurring/dissenting)
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 35 EAP 2020
In Re: Canvass of Absentee and Mail-In Ballots (opinion announcing the judgment of the court)  
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Numbers: 29 WAP 2020, 31 EAP 2020, 32 EAP 2020, 33 EAP 2020, 34 EAP 2020

Justia Opinion Summary: A series of appeals presented a question of whether the Pennsylvania Election Code required a county board of elections to disqualify mail-in or absentee ballots submitted by qualified electors who signed the declaration...

In the Matter of: Robert Clayton Alspach (disciplinary order)
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 90 RST 2020
In the Matter of: Nicole Victoria Ozeran (disciplinary order)
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 91 RST 2020
Starr v. Brownsville of: Benchmark,et al (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 19, 2020
Docket Number: 121 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Houser, A. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 19, 2020
Docket Number: 180 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Chase, L., Jr. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 19, 2020
Docket Number: 247 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Morales-Gasparini, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 19, 2020
Docket Number: 295 MAL 2020
Lynch, S., MD v. Penna. State Univ., et al (miscellaneous)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 124 MM 2020
Zito Media, v. Deloitte & Touche, LLP (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 161 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Daughtry, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 199 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Johnson, B. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 256 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Johnson, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 269 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Johnson, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 270 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Johnson, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 271 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Johnson, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 272 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Myers, M. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 326 MAL 2020
Mader, S., Aplt. v. Duquesne Light (dissenting)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 33 WAP 2019
Mader v. Duquesne Light (majority)  
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 33 WAP 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: In September 2012, Steven Mader was working on a project involving repairs to a chimney, fireplace, and front stoop of a home in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After Mader completed the project and his crew...

Commonwealth v. Bright, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 374 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Jeffrey, T. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 395 WAL 2017
McMichael, T. v. McMichael, M. & P&J Const, Aplts. - (concurring/dissenting)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 50 & 51 WAP 2019
McMichael, T. v. McMichael, M. & P&J Const, Aplts. - (dissenting)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 50 & 51 WAP 2019
McMichael v. McMichael (majority)  
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 50 & 51 WAP 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue presented for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's consideration in this matter was whether a trial court abused its discretion in denying a motion for a new trial following a jury award of zero dollars in damages...

Commonwealth v. McCutchen of: Defender Assoc (miscellaneous)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 55 EM 2020
Commonwealth v. Shareef of: Cingolani (miscellaneous)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 73 WM 2020
Doe, J. v. Diocese of Greensburg, et al s. (miscellaneous)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 75 WM 2020
Cienfeugos v. Roman Catholic Diocese of: RCD (miscellaneous)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 76 WM 2020
Perfetto, G. v. Diocese of Pgh., et al. (miscellaneous)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 77 WM 2020
Pennsylvania v. Knight (majority)  
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 775 CAP

Justia Opinion Summary: Melvin Knight appealed the death sentence he received for his role in the 2010 torture and murder of Jennifer Daugherty (“the Victim”), a 30–year-old intellectually disabled woman. On direct appeal, Appellant raised four...

R.J.A. v. Diocese of Pgh, et al. (miscellaneous)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 78 WM 2020
Commonwealth v. Crise, J. (miscellaneous)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 88 WM 2020
In Re: Canvass of Absentee and Mail-In Ballots (miscellaneous)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 89 EM 2020
Commonwealth v. Crise, J. (miscellaneous)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 89 WM 2020
In Re: Canvass of Absentee and Mail-In Ballots (miscellaneous)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 90 EM 2020
In Re: Canvass of Absentee and Mail-In Ballots (miscellaneous)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 91 EM 2020
Commonwealth v. Zedak, C. (miscellaneous)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 91 WM 2020
In Re: Canvass of Absentee and Mail-In Ballots (miscellaneous)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 92 EM 2020
In Re: Canvass of Absentee and Mail-In Ballots (miscellaneous)
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 93 EM 2020
In the Int. of: L.K. & E.K. of: D.K. (miscellaneous)
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 158 MM 2020
In the Matter of: Lance Timothy Mason (disciplinary order)
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 2563 DD3
ODC v. Robert Barbato Jr. (disciplinary order)
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 2702 DD3
ODC v. Mark A. Hoffman (disciplinary order)
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 2737 DD3
In the Matter of: Susan Ann Lowden (disciplinary order)
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 2747 DD3
In the Matter of: David Michael DeClement (disciplinary order)
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 2751 DD3
In the Matter of: Barry Jay Beran (disciplinary order)
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 2752 DD3
ODC v. R. Bruce Ralston (disciplinary order)
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 2765 DD3
In Re: Canvassing Observ., Apl. of: Bd. of Elec. (dissenting)
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 30 EAP 2020
In Re: Canvassing Observ. (majority)  
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 30 EAP 2020

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose from the processing of mail-in and absentee ballots received from voters in Philadelphia County in the November 3, 2020 General Election. Specifically, Appellee Donald J. Trump, Inc. (the “Campaign”) or...

Morrison, G. v. Rhoads & Sinon LLP (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 300 MAL 2020
C.G. v. T.G. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 317 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Bazzley, P. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 334 MAL 2020
In Re: Reappointment to the Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee (appointment)
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 711 Civil Procedural Rules Docket
In Re: Estate of Frits, L.J. : Frits, C.A. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 234 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Arroyo, A. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 321 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Mowery, A. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 333 MAL 2020
In the Matter of: Lori Lowenthal Marcus (disciplinary order)
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 88 RST 2020
In the Matter of: Charles Ferguson Adams, III (disciplinary order)
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 89 RST 2020
D., K. v. D., E. (miscellaneous)
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 164 MM 2020
Commonwealth v. Richardson, A. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 254 WAL 2019
ODC v. Gordon D. Fisher (disciplinary order)
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 2760 DD3
C.N. et al., Aplts v. PA Dept of Human Services (per curiam order)
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 46 MAP 2020
Tranquilli, M. v. Judicial Conduct Board (miscellaneous)
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 83 EM 2020
In Re: Appointment to Orphans' Court Procedural Rules Committee (appointment)
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 857 Supreme Court Rules
Commonwealth v. Jackson, M. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 170 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Heath, A. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 181 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Heath, A. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 182 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Cosby, L. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 199 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Bronaugh, T. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 210 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Reid, A. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 236 EAL 2019
Commonwealth v. Reid, A. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 237 EAL 2019
Commonwealth v. Stills, M. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 241 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Gaines, R. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 285 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Carrington, D. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 296 MAL 2020
Fiedler, E. v. Spencer, P. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 301 MAL 2020
M.S. v. S.S. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 308 WAL 2020
In the Int. of: W.T.H. of: W.T.H. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 313 MAL 2020
In the Int. of: W.T.H. of: W.T.H. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 314 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Colon, H. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 317 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Colon, H. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 318 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Colon, H. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 319 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Kaminski, S. Jr. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 329 MAL 2020
Commonwealth, Aplt. v. McMaster (per curiam order)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 53 WAP 2019
Mobley, K. v. CCP Phila. Co. (miscellaneous)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 64 EM 2020
Commonwealth v. Laboy, J. (miscellaneous)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 67 EM 2020
Vazquez, et al., v. Bayer Corp. of: Bayer AG (miscellaneous)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 68 WM 2020
Commonwealth v. Walton, M. (miscellaneous)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 69 EM 2020
Commonwealth v. Rhodes, J. (miscellaneous)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 84 WM 2020
Crespo, B. v. Bedford, et al (miscellaneous)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 86 WM 2020
Adoption of K.M.G.; Apl of: T.L.G. (concurring)
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 55 WAP 2019
Adoption of K.M.G.; Apl of: T.L.G. (concurring and dissenting statement)
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 55 WAP 2019
Adoption of A.M.G., S.A.G., K.M.G. & J.C.C (majority)  
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Numbers: 55 WAP 2019, 56 WAP 2019, 57 WAP 2019, 58 WAP 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court considered issues relating to appellate review of a trial court’s appointment of legal counsel under Section 2313(a) of the Adoption Act relating to whether, and how, an appellate court sho...

Adoption of A.M.G.; Apl of: T.L.G. (concurring)
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 56 WAP 2019
Adoption of A.M.G.; Apl of: T.L.G. (concurring/dissenting)
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 56 WAP 2019
Adoption of A.M.G.; Apl of: T.L.G. (majority)
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 56 WAP 2019
Adoption of S.A.G.; Apl of: T.L.G. (concurring)
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 57 WAP 2019
Adoption of S.A.G.; Apl of: T.L.G. (concurring/dissenting)
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 57 WAP 2019
Adoption of S.A.G.; Apl of: T.L.G. (majority)
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 57 WAP 2019
Adoption of J.C.C.; Apl of: T.L.G. (concurring)
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 58 WAP 2019
Adoption of J.C.C.; Apl of: T.L.G. (concurring and dissenting statement)
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 58 WAP 2019
Adoption of J.C.C.; Apl of: T.L.G. (majority)
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 58 WAP 2019
Commonwealth v. Tepper, F. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 158 EAL 2020
ODC v. Ryan D. Breen (disciplinary order)
Date: November 9, 2020
Docket Number: 2757 DD3
In Re: Financial Institutions Approved as Depositories for Fiduciary Accounts (rules)
Date: November 6, 2020
Docket Number: 203 Disciplinary Rules
Com v. Landis; Appeal of: PA State Police (per curiam order)
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 21 MAP 2019
Commonwealth, Cross Aplt v. Landis (per curiam order)
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 24 MAP 2019
Commonwealth, Aplt v. Khan, M. (per curiam order)
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 28 MAP 2019
Adoption of: A.M.P. ition of: A.M.P. Jr. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 537 MAL 2020
In Re: Appointment to Court of Judicial Discipline (appointment)
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 856 Supreme Court Rules
In Re: Adoption of Z.V.H. of: J.H. (miscellaneous)
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 87 WM 2020
Commonwealth v. Bey, F. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 134 WAL 2020
Pinkins, R. v. PBPP - No. (Granted) (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 194 WAL 2020
In the Matter of: David E. Piver (disciplinary order)
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 2742 DD3
ODC v. Jami Segota (disciplinary order)
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 2755 DD3
Commonwealth v. Santiago, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 322 MAL 2020
In the Matter of: Monica Atwood Hanover (disciplinary order)
Date: November 4, 2020
Docket Number: 87 RST 2020
Commonwealth v. Brown, A. - No. (Granted) (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 101 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Irving, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 123 WAL 2020
Pisanchyn, Jr. v. Disc. Board of PA (miscellaneous)
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 132 MM 2020
Whitaker, T. v. McGinley, et al. (miscellaneous)
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 139 MM 2020
Saunders, A. v. Northampton Co. CCP (miscellaneous)
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 140 MM 2020
Commonwealth v. Amenuvor, J. (miscellaneous)
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 142 MM 2020
Moore, J. v. Luzerne Co Clerk of Cts, et al. (miscellaneous)
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 145 MM 2020
Commonwealth v. Tiburcio, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 160 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Delvalle, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 164 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Taylor, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 164 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Staton, F. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 219 MAL 2020
Rosiecki, S. v. Rosiecki, W. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 257 MAL 2020
Handfield, E. v. Howell, W., et al. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 292 MAL 2020
Colagreco, D. v. WCAB (Vanguard Group) (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 305 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Stover, K. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 328 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Dombek, N. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 381 MAL 2020
Welch, G. v. Commonwealth (miscellaneous)
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 65 EM 2020
Bundy, A. v. Commonwealth (miscellaneous)
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 70 EM 2020
Robert & Joan Rega v. Hon. ----- & (miscellaneous)
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 79 WM 2020
In the Matter of: Michael A. Ferruggia (disciplinary order)
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 85 RST 2020
Buckreis, C. v. Patton (miscellaneous)
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 85 WM 2020
In the Matter of: Mark Gerard Esposito (disciplinary order)
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 86 RST 2020
Snyder, R. v. PBPP (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 112 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Walker, R. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 160 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Morrow, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 265 MAL 2020
Pennsylvania v. Jones Jr. (majority)  
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 24 WAP 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Rod Jones, Jr. was charged with rape and various sexual offenses following allegations by his stepdaughter (“the victim”) of repeated sexual abuse over a period of several years. According to the victim, the f...

In Re: Reappointments to Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness (appointment)
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 543 Judicial Administration 2020
In the Matter of: Kalyna Ann Procyk (disciplinary order)
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 84 RST 2020
In Re: Appointment to Judicial Conduct Board (appointment)
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 855 Supreme Court Rules
In Re: Appointment to the Criminal Procedual Rules Committee (appointment)
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 526 Criminal Procedural Rules Docket
In Re: Designation of Vice-Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Board (appointment)
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 853 Supreme Court Rules
In Re: Amendment of Rule 201 of the Pennsylvania Bar Admission Rules (rules)
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 854 Supreme Court Rules
Commonwealth v. Morgan, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 258 EAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Morgan, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 259 EAL 2020
In the Matter of: Joseph Nicholas Sciulli (disciplinary order)
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 2681 DD3
In the Matter of: Angelo M. Perrucci Jr. (disciplinary order)
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 2726 DD3
Commonwealth v. Irwin, C. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 274 MAL 2020
In the Matter of: Weldon Stephen Caldbeck (disciplinary order)
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 2743 DD3
Commonwealth v. Irwin, C. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 275 MAL 2020
ODC v. Jeffrey W. Burzawa (disciplinary order)
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 2758 DD3
Commonwealth v. Purvis, R. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 337 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Barger, R. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 191 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Barger, R. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 192 WAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Alvino, R. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 196 WAL 2020
FMMB Big Lakes v. Croce, M. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 216 WAL 2020
Com v. Voneida, S. of: K. Voneida (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 232 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Morrow, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 345 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Morrow, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 346 MAL 2020
Wells Fargo Bank v. Thomas, C. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 354 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Stewart, K. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 397 MAL 2020
In the Matter of: Kimberly Bane Hynes (disciplinary order)
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 82 RST 2020
In the Matter of: Mary Kathryn Miluski (disciplinary order)
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 83 RST 2020
In Re: Nov 3, 2020 General Election (majority)  
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 149 MM 2020

Justia Opinion Summary: On October 14, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Kathy Boockvar's (“Secretary”) application in its King’s Bench jurisdiction to consider her request for declaratory relief, l...

In Re: Appoinment to the Criminal Procedural Rules Committee (appointment)
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 525 Criminal Procedural Rules Docket
In Re: 1st J.D. Livestream Policy of: Comm. (miscellaneous)
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 68 EM 2020
In Re: Order Amending Rules 904 & 907 of Pa Rules of Appellate Procedure (rules)
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 291 Appellate Court Rules
In Re: Order Amending Rules 1915.10 & 1930.1 of Pa Rules of Civil Procedure (rules)
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 710 Civil Procedural Rules Docket
Commonwealth v. Katona, D., Aplt. (concurring)
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1 WAP 2019
Commonwealth v. Katona, D., Aplt. (dissenting)
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1 WAP 2019
Pennsylvania v. Katona (majority)  
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1 WAP 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted discretionary review in this case to consider the Superior Court’s application of the Independent Source Doctrine as a basis for upholding the trial court’s order denying the suppre...

Good Will Hunting v. Shipman, J. (petitions for allowance of appeal)
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 136 MAL 2020
Commonwealth v. Johnson, L., Aplt. (dissenting)
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 25 WAP 2019
Pennsylvania v. Johnson (opinion announcing the judgment of the court)  
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 25 WAP 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted discretionary review in this case of first impression to consider the Constitutional scope of warrants to search cell phones seized incident to arrest, relating to illegal narcotics...

Hildebrand, J., Aplt v. PA Dept of Corrections (per curiam order)
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 27 MAP 2020
Commonwealth, Aplt. v. Overton, D. (per curiam order)
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 30 WAP 2019
In the Matter of: James Daniel Harrison (disciplinary order)
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 571 DD3
Commonwealth, Aplt. v. Crozier, A. (per curiam order)
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 60 MAP 2019
Hammons, P. v. Ethicon, Inc., et al, Aplts. (concurring)
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 7 EAP 2019
Hammons, P. v. Ethicon, Inc., et al, Aplts. (dissenting)
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 7 EAP 2019
Hammons v. Ethicon, Inc., et al (majority)  
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 7 EAP 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee-Plaintiff Patricia Hammons (“Hammons”) was an Indiana resident who suffered significant injuries following the May 2009 implantation in Indiana of Appellant-Defendant Ethicon, Inc.’s Prolift Kit, a medical devic...

Washington, A., Aplt. v. Dept of Corrections (per curiam order)
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 73 MAP 2019
Pennsylvania v. Chmiel (majority)  
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 780 CAP

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1983, after invading the home of three elderly siblings -- James, Angelina, and Victor Lunario -- Appellant David Chmiel stabbed them to death during the course of a robbery. Police found a makeshift mask at the scene...

Commonwealth v. Cox, Russell, Aplt. (concurring)
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 783 CAP
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