• Roccograndi v. Martin

    Publication Date: 2019-07-15
    Practice Area: Dispute Resolution
    Industry: Real Estate | Retail
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Murray
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    Case Number: 19-0819

    Appellants challenged trial court's confirmation of arbitration awards and a liquidator's report prepared as directed by an arbitration award and the court found the trial court reasonably interpreted the arbitrator's final award to require the liquidator's report be included as part of that award. Affirmed.

  • Commonwealth v. Ellison

    Publication Date: 2019-07-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
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    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Murray
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    Case Number: 19-0768

    The trial court did not err in denying defendant's motion to compel disclosure of the identity of a confidential informant involved in three drug transactions with defendant where he failed to demonstrate that the CI's identity was material to his defense. The appellate court affirmed defendant's judgment of sentence.

  • Commonwealth v. Smith

    Publication Date: 2019-07-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
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    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Murray
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    Case Number: 19-0772

    Challenge to preclusion of character witness who would testify as to defendant's trait of "appropriateness with children" waived where appellant's counsel failed to lodge a contemporaneous objection to the witness' preclusion. Judgment of sentence affirmed.

  • Frempong v. Richardson

    Publication Date: 2019-05-20
    Practice Area: Landlord Tenant Law
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    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Murray
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    Case Number: 19-0576

    A landlord who lacked a municipal rental license was not entitled to be awarded unpaid rent and possession of the premises. Judgment of the trial court affirmed in part and reversed in part.

  • John v. Philadelphia Pizza Team, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-20
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Murray
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    Case Number: 19-0570

    Trial court properly dismissed appellant's complaint asserting negligent training and supervision, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress over restaurant employee's use of an offensive racial term because the trial court properly found that employee's behavior did not rise to the level of extreme and outrageous conduct Affirmed.

  • Norman v. Temple Univ. Health Sys.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-20
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Trusts and Estates
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Murray
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    Case Number: 19-0565

    Trial court properly held that son and administrator of decedent's estate could not represent the estate pro se in a negligence action against medical defendants because son was not the sole beneficiary of the estate and a non-attorney could not represent an estate. Affirmed.

  • Weber v. Weber

    Publication Date: 2019-05-13
    Practice Area: Family Law
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    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Murray
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    Case Number: 19-0557

    Child's petition for special relief for parent's payment of college expenses pursuant to divorce property settlement agreement dismissed due to expiration of the statute of limitations running from the completion of undergraduate expenses. Order of the trial court affirmed.

  • Commonwealth v. Harlan

    Publication Date: 2019-05-06
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
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    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Murray
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    Case Number: 19-0513

    While the affidavit of probable cause supporting a search warrant contained hearsay information from a confidential informant and a concerned citizen, the totality of the circumstances set forth in the affidavit was sufficient to demonstrate a fair probability that contraband or evidence of a crime would be found. The appellate court affirmed defendant's judgment of sentence.

  • Commonwealth v. Nichols

    Publication Date: 2019-05-06
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
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    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Murray
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    Case Number: 19-0516

    Appellant's filing of a single notice of appeal from an order resolving multiple dockets, following the decision in Commonwealth v. Walker, required quashal of the appeal. Appeal quashed.

  • Commonwealth v. Lippincott

    Publication Date: 2019-04-29
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
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    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Murray
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    Case Number: 19-0485

    SORNA did not apply to sex offender who committed underlying offenses prior to the effective date of SORNA, since SORNA's punitive nature meant that retroactive application would pose an ex post facto violation. Order of the trial court vacated.