In the case of Moody v. Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, No. 3580 EDA 2016 (Pa. Super. Jan. 18, 2018 Bowes, J. Lazarus, J. and Blatt, J.) (Op. by Bowes, J.), the Superior Court found that the trial court applied the wrong legal standard in applying the doctrine of Forum Non Conveniens. Show More Summary
Tort Talkers may recall the prior Tort Talk post on the decision of Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas in the case of Estate of Marsh v. Lizza, No. 2106-CV-2812 (C.P. Lacka. Co. March 1, 2017 Nealon,...Show More Summary
A Blizzard in Progress In the case of Collins v. Phila. Sub. Devel., No. 2018 Pa. Super. 17 (Pa. Super. Jan. 31, 2018 Panella, J., Olson, J., Stevens, P.J.E.)(Op. by Stevens, P.J.E.), the court affirmed the entry of summary judgmentShow More Summary
A California court commissioner says she will rule soon on who can collect the remains of murder mastermind Charles Manson. Kern County Deputy Counsel Bryan Walters says county Superior Court Commissioner Alisa Knight said Wednesday that she would rule in a few days on petitions to release Manson's...
In the case of Rutyna v. Schweers, No. 895 WDA 2016 (Pa. Super. Jan. 4, 2018 en banc) (Op. by Lazaurs, J.) (Olson, J., concurring), the Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed the entry of summary judgment and ruled that the trial court...Show More Summary
Jared Taylor, the weepy-eyed founder of white supremacist site American Renaissance, is suing Twitter, according to a document filed to the Superior Court of San Francisco. More »
Alfredo Blanco was charged with the murder of Arizona Realtor Sid Cranston, Jr. Now, Blanco's accomplice, William Glenn Sanders, 55, has pleaded guilty before Mohave County Superior Court Judge Rick Lambert for his role in Cranston's death, which includes tampering with physical evidence and the concealment of a dead body, according to court documents...
Seattle's jury diversity problem isn't one that can wait. by Anita Khandelwal From left: Anita Khandelwal, policy director at the King County Department of Public Defense, and King County Superior Court Judge Cathy Moore. Jury service...Show More Summary
The courts of Pennsylvania continue attempt to move forward in the post-Tincher world of products liability cases, including in the actual Tincher case. On remand from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the trial judge in the actual Tinchercase denied any relief to the defense. Show More Summary
Pitcher charged: In the Feb. 15 Sports section, a brief news item about former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza facing drug charges in San Diego County Superior Court said he had entered a guilty plea. He pleaded not guilty. Florida shooting: In the Feb. 16 Section A, an article on the Florida high...
In the Asbestos litigation case of Roverano v. John Crane, Inc., et al., No. 2837 EDA 2017 (Pa.Super. Dec. 27, 2017), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court clarified that the Fair Share Act applies to products liability cases.The court rejected...Show More Summary
Last month, I dismissed as “hogwash” concerns that the recall of Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky could impair judicial independence. This did not endear me to many attorneys, law professors and retired judges who reached out to accuse me of flippantly dismissing their sincerely held beliefs....
California must consider earlier parole for potentially thousands of sex offenders, maybe even those convicted of pimping children, a state judge said Friday. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Allen Sumner preliminarily ordered prison officials to rewrite part of the regulations for Proposition...
D.C. Superior Court emailed more than 2,300 District residents alerting them of jury duty, much later than normal.
The ACLU continued its legal challenge against Maine this month in an effort to force state taxpayers to fund abortions. The pro-abortion legal group recently filed an appeal after a state superior court ruled against its lawsuit, Maine Public reports. Filed in 2015 on behalf of Planned Parenthood and two other Maine abortion businesses, the […]
In an unusual effort to redirect judicial politics in San Francisco, four lawyers from the city public defender’s office announced their candidacies for Superior Court judge on Wednesday, all seeking to unseat appointees of Republican governors. “Conservative judges are out of touch. Show More Summary
The Bakersfield Californian reports: Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe has ruled that owner Cathy Miller can continue to refuse to make wedding cakes for same sex couples. “The State cannot succeed on the facts presented as a matter of law. Show More Summary
The New Hampshire woman, identified as Jane Doe, said she made a “huge mistake” by signing the winning ticket without consulting a lawyer. Last week, the woman filed a complaint in Hillsborough Superior Court in Nashua saying she signed the back of the ticket after the 6 January draw and now wants a court order allowing her to stay anonymous. Show More Summary
To the editor: One letter writer suggests that Stanford law professor Michele Dauber, who is leading a recall campaign against Judge Aaron Persky of the Santa Clara County Superior Court, is unqualified to have so much as an opinion on the jurist. (“We need more jurists like Judge Aaron Persky...
A Superior Court judge issued a protective order stating that only Suge Knight’s attorney of record could possess a copy of the video. The post Suge Knight’s Former Lawyers Arrested For Bribing Witnesses; TMZ Paid $55k For Evidence Video appeared first on CrimeFeed.