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Civil Procedure

SCOTUS states black-letter law on international mail service, Water Splash, Inc., v. Menon, May 22, 2017

Deadline for comments on proposed change in tenant appeal period for DR violence victims coming up fast, June 6, 2017, Pa.RCPMDJ amendments, May 25, 2017

Proposed new PaRCP 2005 to govern procedure […]

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Civil Procedure

Damages limited under Pa.R.C.P. 1311.1 do not include attorney’s fees added after verdict, Grimm v. Universal Medical Services, Inc., et al, March 1, 2017

Criminal Law

Vehicle Code mandatory 5 year sentence for DUI, second offense, not required; Court can use discretion under Sentencing Code, Comm. v. Watson, March 8, 2017

Commonwealth exercised due […]

PBI’s Week In Review

New Matter in protracted custody litigation not the type of pleading subject to Dragonetti, P.J.A. v. H.C.N., February 13, 2017

Key Provision of Distressed School Law Struck as Unconstitutional Delegation of Legislative Power

A section of the Public School Code authorizing Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission to suspend provisions of the Charter School Law violates the non-delegation rule, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in West Phila. Achievement Charter Elem. Sch. v. Sch. Dist. of Phila.

Alumnae Lack Standing to Challenge College’s Move to Fully Coeducational Program

Four alumnae of Wilson College lacked standing to challenge the college’s adoption of a fully coeducational program, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court decided in Tishok v. Dept. of Education.

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School District must Provide Transportation to Pupil with Two Residences due to Shared Custody Arrangement

Where a child has two residences within a school district due to a shared custody arrangement, the district must provide transportation to both residences, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in Watts v. Manheim Twp. Sch. Dist.

By | 2015-09-10T14:23:24+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Categories: Administrative Law, School Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on School District must Provide Transportation to Pupil with Two Residences due to Shared Custody Arrangement

Charter School can Appeal School District’s Inaction on Request to Amend its Charter

A school district’s failure to act on a charter school’s request to amend its charter constitutes a denial of the amendment and is appealable to the Charter School Appeal Board, the Commonwealth Court held in Discovery Charter School v. School District of Philadelphia.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:30+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Categories: School Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Charter School can Appeal School District’s Inaction on Request to Amend its Charter