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� 1 The present appeal is from the order of court which sustained the preliminary objections of James Michael Evans to the complaint of Lewis Atkinson and dismissed the complaint with prejudice. The relief was sought pursuant to Pa.R.C.P. 1028(a)(4) — legal insufficiency of a pleading (demurrer).

� 2 We recently restated the standard which controls our review:

[w]hen preliminary objections in the nature of a demurrer are filed, we must accept as true all the well-pleaded material facts set forth in the complaint and all reasonable inferences deducible from those facts. Accepting these facts and inferences, we then determine whether the pleader has failed to state a claim for which relief may be granted, and we will affirm the grant of a demurrer only if there is certainty that no recovery is possible. All doubts are resolved in favor of the pleader. Furthermore, by filing preliminary objections in the nature of a demurrer, appellees have admitted the factual allegations of the complaint for purposes of the demurrer. Reformed Church of the Ascension v. Theodore Hooven & Sons, Inc., 764 A.2d 1106, 1109 (Pa. Super. 2000).

 
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