Pennsylvania Case Law

Voter ID Decision – A Public Opinion Not Available to the Public?

Today, Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson issued his long-awaited decision concerning Pennsylvania's controversial legislation requiring voters to show identification before being able to vote. Specifically, Judge Simpson preliminarily enjoined the Commonwealth (and election officials) from requiring voters to show ID prior to being permitted to vote. The decision, in Applewhite…

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Comments About the May Appellate Decisions Newsletter

I have received two interesting points about cases in my newsletter. Marc Jacobs of Galfand Berger rightly notes that in MV Transportation v. WCAB, the Court indicated that an employer could file one utilization review petition for multiple physical therapists if the UR request names the doctor prescribing the physical therapy for…

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Read the Latest Pennsylvania Appellate Decisions

Our periodic newsletter, "A Summary of Recent Appellate Decisions from Pennsylvania and Other Jurisdictions," is now available, featuring summaries of important decisions from the Pennsylvania Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth Courts, as well as the U.S. Supreme and other federal courts. The newsletter focuses on decisions relating to civil procedure, causes…

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Pa. Supreme Issues Mixed Decision on Workers’ Compensation Offsets

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has affirmed in Commonwealth v. WCAB (Harvey), No. 14 EAP 2009 (April 29, 2010), that the use of actuarial data to calculate pension offsets for injured employees who also receive pension benefits from a defined benefit plan is permissible. Affirming the Commonwealth Court, Justice Saylor held…

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Supreme Court Denies Allocatur – Affirming Our Commonwealth Court Victory in Amodei

On March 30, 2010, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declined to hear the employer's appeal in Philadelphia Gas Works v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Amodei), which means that the en banc (full court) decision of the Commonwealth Court has been affirmed and is the law of Pennsylvania. In Amodei,  the Commonwealth…

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Commonwealth Court Pension Decision – We’re Heading to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

  Our office represented the claimant, John Amodei, in Philadelphia Gas Works v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Amodei), No. 350 C.D. 2008 (Pa.Cmwlth., February 4, 2009), in which the Commonwealth Court ruled that, when an employer seeks an offset from workers' compensation benefits for pension benefits paid to a claimant,…

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Greetings from Dan Siegel – Please Join in the Blog

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Law Blog, a service of the Havertown Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel. The Pennsylvania Law Blog is designed to spur debate about issues confronting Pennsylvania legal practitioners, including case law, trends in the law, new or revised rules, ethics and professionalism. Please feel free to…

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