Although civil forfeiture claimants are not entitled to court-appointed counsel, they must be notified of their right to obtain counsel, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court held in Com. v. Real Property and Improvements at 2338 N. Beechwood St.
Civil Service Applicant’s Attendance at West Point Constituted “Active Duty” Service for Veteran’s Preference
An applicant for civil service employment who attended but did not graduate from a military academy still qualified for a veteran’s preference, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court held in Blake v. State Civil Service Commission.
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.
The Right-to-Know Law does not compel Attorney General Kathleen Kane to disclose pornographic emails sent or received by OAG employees using their work accounts, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled in Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General v. Philadelphia Inquirer
An attorney suspended from the practice of law could serve as the claimant’s representative at an unemployment referee’s hearing, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court decided in Powell v. Unemployment Compensation Bd. of Review
Because Jerry Sandusky was not an employee of Penn State University (PSU) when he committed the criminal acts for which he was convicted, the State Employees’ Retirement Board (Board) cannot forfeit his state pension, an en banc panel of the Commonwealth Court has held in Sandusky v. Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement Bd.
Using one’s vehicle as collateral in a drug deal at the insistence of law enforcement does not give rise to an entrapment defense to forfeiture of the vehicle, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court held in Com. v. Black 2009 Ford Mustang.
A restaurant franchisor was not liable as a “statutory employer” under the Workers’ Compensation Act for injuries sustained by an employee of its franchisee, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled in Saladworks, LLC v. WCAB (Gaudioso and UEGF).