• Commonwealth v. Shaw

    Publication Date: 2019-02-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
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    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Kunselman
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    Case Number: 19-0153

    Discharge of a firearm or BB gun in close proximity to neighbors and bystanders was sufficient to support a conviction for recklessly endangering another person. Judgment of sentence affirmed.

  • Commonwealth v. Evans

    Publication Date: 2019-01-01
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
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    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Kunselman
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    Case Number: 18-1583

    Criminal defendant entitled to file nunc pro tunc motion challenging weight of the evidence after trial court failed to advise defendant of his post-sentence rights on the record. Judgment reversed, case remanded.

  • Berry v. Berry

    Publication Date: 2018-10-23
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Family Law | Trusts and Estates
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    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Kunselman
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    Case Number: 18-1262

    Where both parties' competency in this divorce action was called into question but neither parties' competency established, the trial court's equitable distribution award was premature. The appellate court vacated an equitable distribution order and divorce decree.

  • Barak v. Karolizki et al

    Publication Date: 2018-10-02
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Kunselman
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    Case Number: 18-1172

    The appellate court considered two conflicting high court precedents on the issue of whether an order striking lis pendens is interlocutory and concluded that the older precedent, holding that such an order is final and immediately appealable, remained binding precedent. The appellate court vacated an order striking lis pendens and remanded.

  • Gregg v. Ameriprise Fin., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-25
    Practice Area: Consumer Protection | Dispute Resolution | Insurance Law
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Consulting | Insurance
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Kunselman
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    Case Number: 18-1147

    Trial judge properly made a separate finding of fact in appellees' Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law action against insurance companies after the jury returned a defense verdict on the common law claims of fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation because common law misrepresentations and UTPCPL catchall violations presented distinct legal issues. Affirmed.

  • Kapcsos v. Benshoff

    Publication Date: 2018-08-14
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Contracts | Real Estate
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    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Kunselman
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    Case Number: 18-0947

    Appeal quashed where parties and trial court erroneously skipped over order directing partition of property owned by parties as joint tenants with right of survivorship and instead entered order party to covey her interest to the other party. Appeal quashed.

  • S.T. v. R.W.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-24
    Practice Area: Family Law
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    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Kunselman
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    Case Number: 18-0864

    Trial court erred in denying incarcerated mother's request for telephone contact with her daughter and in awarding sole legal custody to father because trial court's failure to notify mother of her right to request that she be present at the hearing via writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum was reversible error and trial court erroneously determined the extent of mother's "supervised physical custody" without proper consideration of all relevant factors. Order vacated.

  • Commonwealth v. Neysmith

    Publication Date: 2018-07-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
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    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Kunselman
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    Case Number: 18-0829

    Consent to blood alcohol test voluntary, despite defendant being provided with unconstitutional implied consent warnings, where defendant requested the blood draw prior to being provided warnings in the belief the results of a blood alcohol test would vindicate him. Judgment of sentence affirmed.

  • Shaner v. Harriman

    Publication Date: 2018-06-26
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
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    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Kunselman
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    Case Number: 18-0763

    Trial court erred in finding appellant in contempt for having "access" to a rifle in a shed in violation of a Protect from Abuse order because there was no proof that appellant had constructive possession of the rifle or that he had a wrongful intent to violate the PFA. Vacated.

  • Milby v. Pote

    Publication Date: 2018-06-26
    Practice Area: Contracts | Landlord Tenant Law | Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Kunselman
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    Case Number: 18-0762

    Trial court erred in finding that trust lacked standing and that the MHCRA did not apply to its claims against mobile home park owners but the errors were harmless because trust failed to prove its claims in its civil action against owners and owners were entitled to eviction since trust failed to sign the new lease, pay the rent due or comply with park rules. Affirmed.