TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

AGENCY

GENERALLY

MASTER-SERVANT RELATIONSHIPS

VICARIOUS LIABILITY

 

APPEALS

ASSESSMENT APPEALS

DISTRICT JUSTICE PROCEEDINGS

GENERALLY

LICENSE SUSPENSION

NOTICE OF APPEAL

Prison Discipline & Supervision

            NUNC PRO TUNC

PRESERVATION & WAIVER OF ISSUES

STATUTORY APPEALS

ZONING APPEALS

 

ARBITRATION

            EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS (see also CONTRACTS below)

GENERALLY

            VALIDITY OF ARBITRATION AGREEMENT – POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

BANKRUPTCY

ATTACHMENT – BANK ACCOUNTS

BANKS & BANKING

GENERALLY

 

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS

PARTNERSHIPS

Dissolution

Party to Civil Action

CORPORATIONS

Alter Ego

Corporate Officer Personal Liability

            Participation Theory

Fraudulent Transfer of Assets

Non-Profit Corporations

Representation

Successor Corporations

 

CIVIL PROCEDURE

AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES

COLLATERAL ESTOPPEL

CONTEMPT

CORRECTION OF COURT ERRORS

COUNTERCLAIMS AND SET-OFFS

DISCOVERY

            Discoverability

            Sanctions

            EXCESSIVE VERDICTS

            GENERALLY

            INTERPLEADER

            JOINDER OF CAUSE OF ACTION

            JOINDER OF NECESSARY / INDISPENSABLE PARTIES

            JURISDICTION

                        Personal Jurisdiction

            JUDGMENTS

                        Declaratory Judgments

                        Default Judgments (Snap Judgments)

                        Entry of Judgment

                        Judgment by Confession

                        Judgment of Non Pros

                        Judgment on the Pleadings

                        Modify Judgments

                        Opening (Striking) Judgments

                        Revival of Judgments

            LACHES

            MATERIAL FACTS

MECHANICS LIENS

NON PROS (MOTION FOR)

PLEADINGS

            Attachment of Documents to…

            Complaint

            Counterclaim

            Motion for More Specific Pleading

            Preliminary Objections

                        Amendment of Complaint

Burden

                        Scope of Court’s Examination / Record

                        Demurrer and Speaking Demurrer

                                    Attorneys’ Fees

                                    Breach of Contract

Unjust Enrichment

                        Failure of a Pleading to Conform to Law

                        Failure to Conform to a Rule of Court

                        Inclusion of an Impertinent Matter

                        Limitations

Preliminary Objections to Preliminary Objections

Original Process

            Writ of Summons

Specificity

Standard of Review

                        Venue

                        Waiver of Objections

           

PROCESS

            Original Process

POST TRIAL MOTIONS / MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL

RES JUDICATA

RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE

201: Agreements of Attorneys

206.7: Procedure After Issuance of Rule to Show Cause          

207.1: Motion to Exclude Expert Testimony Which Relies Upon Novel Scientific Evidence       

213: Consolidation

213.1 Coordination

237: Notice of Praecipe for Final Judgment

237.1: Notice of Praecipe for Entry of Judgment of Non Pros

                        237.3: Relief from judgment of Non Pros or by Default

239: LOCAL RULES

422: COMMONWEALTH AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS

1001: DEFINITION & SCOPE

1006: PETITION TO TRANSFER; FORUM NON-CONVENIENS

1018: CAPTION

1019: CONTENTS OF PLEADINGS

1019(a): CONTENTS OF PLEADINGS – MATERIAL FACTS IN CONCISE FORM

1019(b): CONTENTS OF PLEADINGS – AVERMENTS OF FRAUD, MISTAKE, OR STATE OF MIND

1019(i): CONTENTS OF PLEADINGS – CLAIM OR DEFENSE BASED UPON A WRITING

1020: PLEADING MORE THAN ONE CAUSE OF ACTION

1024: VERIFICATION

1026: TIME FOR FILING, NOTICE TO PLEAD

1028: PRELIMINARY OBJECTIONS

1029: DENIALS, EFFECT OF FAILURE TO DENY

1030: NEW MATTER

1031: COUNTERCLAIM

1032: WAIVER OF DEFENSES

1033: AMENDMENT OF PLEADINGS

1034: MOTION FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS

1035: SUMMARY JUDGMENT

1054: SPECIFIC AVERMENTS

1147: THE COMPLAINT

1910.12: OFFICE CONFERENCE. HEARING. RECORD. EXCEPTIONS.

1910.16-1: AMOUNT OF SUPPORT. SUPPORT GUIDELINES.

1910.16-2: SUPPORT GUIDELINES. CALCULATION OF NET INCOME.

1910.16-3: SUPPORT GUIDELINES. BASIC CHILD SUPPORT SCHEDULE.

1910.16-4: SUPPORT GUIDELINES. CALCULATION OF SUPPORT OBLIGATION, FORMULA.

1910.16-5: SUPPORT GUIDELINES. DEVIATION.

1910.20: SUPPORT ORDER

1920.43: SPECIAL RELIEF

2039: MINORS & COMPROMISE, SETTLEMENTS, DISCONTINUANCE

2152: STANDING

2179: VENUE

2228: JOINDER OF RELATED PLAINTIFFS

2253: TIME FOR FILING PRAECIPE (against additional defendant)

2303: INTERPLEADER

2327: WHO MAY INTERVENE

2951: METHODS OF PROCEEDING

2959: STRIKING OFF OR OPENING JUDGMENT

2973.3: NOTICE SERVED WITH WRIT OF POSSESSION

4003.1: SCOPE OF DISCOVERY, INTERROGATORIES, SPECIFICITY OF RESPONSE

4003.3: SCOPE OF DISCOVERY. TRIAL PREPARATION GENERALLY

4003.4: SCOPE OF DISCOVERY. TRIAL PREPARATION STATEMENTS.

4003.5: DISCOVERY OF EXPERT TESTIMONY; TRIAL PREPARATION MATERIAL.

4003.6: DISCOVERY OF TREATING PHYSICIAN

4009.12: ANSWER TO REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS

4011: LIMITATION OF SCOPE OF DISCOVERY AND DEPOSITION

SPECIFIC PLEADING

Attachment of an Agreement to Pleadings

Specific and General Damages

Motion for a More Specific Pleading

Scandalous or Impertinent Matter

            STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

            STAY OF CIVIL PROCEEDINGS

SUMMARY JUDGMENT

VENUE

 

CONFLICT OF LAWS

CONTRACTS – STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS (also see CONTRACTS below)

PERSONAL JURISDICTION

PREEMPTION

 

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

ALCOHOL

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)

BURDEN OF PROOF

CIVIL RIGHTS ACTION

            Civil Conspiracy

            Personal Involvement

            Retaliation

DUE PROCESS – PROPERTY RIGHTS

EIGHTH AMENDMENT

EQUAL PROTECTION OF LAW

FIRST AMENDMENT

            Obscenity

            Right of Access to Courts

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

FUNDAMENTAL LIBERTY INTEREST

            Family Life

FUNDAMENTAL PROPERTY INTEREST

            Prisoner’s Legal Work

PRESENTATION OF ISSUES

PROCEDURAL DUE PROCESS

            Misconduct Hearings

SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY

Generally

Medical Professional Liability Exception

Personal Property Exception

STANDING

STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION

 

CONTRACTS

BREACH OF CONTRACT

CAPACITY TO CONTRACT

COHABITATION AGREEMENTS (also see Family Law below)

CONFLICT OF LAWS – STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS (also see CONFLICT above)

CONSTRUCTION OF CONTRACTS

CONTRACT INTERPRETATION – INSURANCE CONTRACTS

CORPORATE OFFICER PERSONAL LIABILITY

            Participation Theory

DEFENSES

Generally

Public Policy

EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS

            Arbitration (also see ARBITRATION above)

            Generally

EXECUTORY CONTRACTS

FORMATION

Generally

Offer and Acceptance

FORUM SELECTION CLAUSE

GIST OF THE ACTION DOCTRINE

INDEMNIFICATION CLAUSE

INTERPRETATION

Generally

Intent

JOINT & SEVERAL LIABILITY

MODIFICATION

NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS

NOVATION

PAROL EVIDENCE

PARTIES TO THE CONTRACT

PERFORMANCE OF CONTRACTS

POSTNUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

PREJUDGMENT INTEREST

REAL ESTATE CONTRACTS

REAL ESTATE LEASES

REFORMATION

SALE OF GOODS

            Generally

            Installment Contract

            Gap Fillers

            Battle of the Forms

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS

STATUTE OF FRAUDS

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

SECURITY INTEREST

Assignments

THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES

UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE (UCC)

§ 2-313: Express Warranties by Affirmation

§ 2-314: Implied Warranty of Merchantability, Usage of

UNJUST ENRICHMENT

 

CRIMINAL LAW

AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE

Justification

ARD

COLLATERAL ESTOPPEL

COMPLAINT (CRIMINAL COMPLAINT)

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

CORPUS DELICTI

Closely Related Crime Exception

Generally

CRIMES CODE (18 Pa.C.S.)

Generally

§ 1.3: Owning, operating or Conducting Chop Shop

§ 1.4: Altered or Illegally Obtained Property

§ 110: When Prosecution Barred by Former Prosecution for Different Offense

§ 111: When Prosecution Barred by Former Prosecution in Another Jurisdiction

§ 1106: Restitution for Injuries to Person or Property

§ 2501: Criminal Homicide

§ 2701: Simple Assault

§ 2702: Aggravated Assault

§ 2705: Recklessly Endangering Another Person

§ 2706: Terroristic Threats

§ 2901: Kidnapping

§ 2904: Interference with Custody of Children

§ 3121: Rape

§ 3125: Aggravated Indecent Assault

§ 3503: Defiant Trespass

§ 4904: Unsworn Falsification to Authorities

§ 5101: Obstructing the Administration of Law

§ 5104: Resisting Arrest

§ 5105: Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution

§ 5503: Disorderly Conduct

§ 5903: Obscene & Other Sexual Materials or Performances

§ 6105: Persons Not to Possess, Use, Manufacture, Control, Sell Firearms

§ 6111: Sell or Transfer of Firearms

§ 6301: Corruption of Minors

§ 6310: Inducement of Minors to Buy Liquor

§ 9760: Credit for Time Served

§ 10301: Controlled Substances

CRIMES VICTIM ACT

EXTRADITION

Generally

Interstate Agreement on Detainers Act

FIREARMS

Possession, Use, or Control

Purchase, Delivery, or Transfer

            FORGERY

FORMER CRIMINAL PROSECUTION

HABEAS CORPUS

Eighth Amendment Violations

Generally

INJURED CHILD

INTENT

JURISDICTION

Attorney General’s Office

Generally

Journey Act

JUVENILES

MALICE

MENTAL CAPACITY OF DEFENDANT (COMPETENCY TO STAND TRIAL)

MOTION TO QUASH

PREJUDICIAL ERROR

PRE-TRIAL MOTIONS

PRE-TRIAL PREJUDICE

PRE-TRIAL PUBLICITY

POST CONVICTION RELIEF ACT (PCRA)

            Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

POST-TRIAL MOTIONS

Procedural Aspects

PRIMA FACIE CASE (PRELIMINARY HEARING)

PRIOR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

PRISONERS

Accounts (money)

Discipline

Mailbox Rule

PROBATION & PAROLE

Generally

Revocation

PROSECUTORIAL VINDICTIVENESS

RECORDS & TRANSCRIPTS

RULE 600

            Excludable Time vs. Excusable Delay

            Due Diligence—Motion to Dismiss

            Rule 600E—Rule 600G

RULE 700 – SENTENCING JUDGE

SENTENCING

Computation

Credit for Time Served

Legality – Inconsistent Verdict

Restitution

Generally

Victim

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT

SUFFICIENCY (WEIGHT) OF EVIDENCE

TRIAL DE NOVO

VENUE

WITHDRAWAL OF GUILTY PLEA

            Unknowing Plea

                        Failure to Disclose Sentence Enhancement

 

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

            ACQUITTAL

            ARREST

DELAY – PRE ARREST

DOUBLE JEOPARDY

EXCLUSIONARY RULE

IDENTIFICATION OF DEFENDANT

INCONSISTENT VERDICTS

INEFFECTIVENESS OF COUNSEL

INTERROGATIONS

Generally

Miranda Warnings

ISSUANCE OF SEARCH WARRANT

            Probable Cause

POLICE ENCOUNTER

Arrest, Custodial Detention

Generally

Investigative Detention

                        Mere Encounter

            RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (PENNSYLVANIA)

103: Definition

107: Contents of Subpoena

452: Collateral

534: Duration on Obligation of Bail

545: Witness, Compulsory Process

560: Information, Filing, Contents, Function

588: Motion for Return of Property

600: Prompt Trial

        Excludable Time vs. Excusable Delay

                    Due Diligence—Motion to Dismiss

                    Rule 600E—Rule 600G

703: Disclosure of Pre-Sentence Reports

708: Violation of Probation

720: Post Sentence Procedures, Appeal

SEARCH & SEIZURE

Canine Sniffs

Consent

Generally

Inventory Searches

Plain View / Plain Feel

Search Incident to Arrest

Standing

            Reasonable Expectation of Privacy

Terry Stop (Stop & Frisk)

Traffic (Vehicle) Stops

            Basis for the Stop

            Nature of the Detention

            Ultimate Arrest

SOMERSET RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

SUBPOENAS

 

DECEDENT’S ESTATES & TRUSTS

AMBIGUITY

ACCOUNTS AND ADMINISTRATION (tax problems)

BENEFICIARY

CHARITABLE GIFTS

ELECTIVE SHARE OF SPOUSE

JOINT (SURVIVORSHIP) ACCOUNTS

LAPSE

PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Compensation

Generally

POWERS OF ATTORNEY

PROBATE, ESTATES, AND FIDUCIARIES CODE (20 Pa.C.S. § 101, et al)

            § 2101 – 2114: Intestate Succession

§ 3101 – 3184: Letters, Personal Representative, Etc.

§ 4301 – 4306: Temporary Fiduciaries

§ 5601 – 5611: Powers of Attorney

§ 6101 – 6116: Estates

§ 6301 – 6306: Multiple Party Accounts

TESTATOR’S INTENT

 

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

No cases at this time.

 

EVIDENCE

APPLICABILITY OF PA RULES OF EVIDENCE

            ATTORNEY CLIENT PRIVILEGE

CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE

CREDIBILITY

CROSS-EXAMINATION

DEAD MAN'S STATUTE

OBJECTIONS

PAROL EVIDENCE RULE

RULES OF EVIDENCE (PENNSYLVANIA)

104: Preliminary Questions

201: Judicial Notice

401 – 403: Relevance and Admissibility

404: Character Evidence Not Admissible

601: Competency of Witness

701 – 706: Expert Witness

801: Hearsay Generally

803(3): Hearsay, State of Mind Exception

803(8): Hearsay, Public Records Exception

803(25): Hearsay, Party Admission Exception

1001 – 1008: Best Evidence Rule

STIPULATIONS

VOIR DIRE OF JURY

 

FAMILY LAW

            ABUSE

                        Child Protective Services Laws, 23 Pa.C.S. § 6301

ADOPTION

                        Generally

                        Termination of Parental Rights

CHILD SUPPORT

Calculation of Income

Conflict of Laws

Duty to Pay

Incarceration of Obligor

Medical Expenses

Modification

Reduction of Income

Res Judicata

            COHABITATION AGREEMENTS (also see Contract Law above)

CUSTODY & VISITATION

Child Protective Services Law

Custody Generally

In Loco Parenti

Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights

Standing

Visitation Generally

DIVORCE

Affidavits

Alimony

Alimony Pendente Lite

Bifurcation of Trial

Complaint

Equitable Distribution (Marital Property)

                        Generally

                        Grounds for Divorce

                        Hearing Officer Standard of Review

                        Prenuptial and Postnuptial Settlement Agreements

                        Spousal Support

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CODE

§ 2511:

§ 3101 to 3105: Divorce Generally

§ 3301: Grounds for Divorce

§ 3323: Divorce Decree of Court

§ 3332: Opening or Vacating Divorce Decrees

§ 3502: Equitable Division of Marital Property

§ 3701 to 3707: Alimony and Support

§ 6101 to 6117: Protection from Abuse

JURISDICTION

Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction & Enforcement Act

Uniform Interstate Family Support Act

LEGAL FEES AND EXPENSES

MARRIAGE

Common Law Marriage

            MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS

MASTER REPORT & RECOMMENDATIONS

Exceptions

Generally

NAME CHANGES

PATERNITY

POSTNUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

PROTECTION FROM ABUSE (PFA)

 

INSURANCE LAW

BAD FAITH CLAIMS

MOTOR VEHICLE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT

UNFAIR INSURANCE PRACTICES ACT

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & PATENTS

            PATENTS

 

JUDICIAL CODE

DISTRICT JUSTICES

GENERALLY

JURISDICTION

Court of Common Pleas

Commonwealth Court

Supreme Court

Transfer to Court of Proper Jurisdiction

RULES FOR MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT JUDGES

Rule 1004: Filing Complaint of Praecipe on Appeal

 

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

            EXPERTS

            HOSPITAL (CORPORATE) LIABILITY

            INFORMED CONSENT

            PRIMA FACIE ELEMENTS

            SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY – MEDICAL PROFESSION LIABILITY EXCEPTION

 

MOTOR VEHICLE CODE

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI)

Actual Physical Control

Chemical Testing

Civil Actions

Generally                     

                        Ignition Interlock

Implied Consent

                        License suspensions

                                    Generally

                                    Habitual Offender

                                    Look backs

                                    O’Connell Warnings

                        Prior Conviction

                        Reasonable Grounds Test

                        Sentencing

FEES

SECTIONS OF VEHICLE CODE (75 Pa.C.S.)

101: Generally

1515: Notice of Change of Name or Address

1541: Revocation of License

1542: Revocation of Habitual Offender License

1543: Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked.

1547: Chemical Testing to Determine Amount of Alcohol/Controlled Substance

1581: Driver's License Compact

1701: Financial Responsibility Generally

1702: Definitions

1719: Coordination of Benefits

1720: Subrogation

1722: Preclusion of Recovering Required Benefits

1731: Availability, Scope, and Amount of Coverage

1786: Required Financial Responsibility

3112: Traffic Control Signals

3731: DUI Repealed

3733: Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police

3805: Ignition Interlock

4107: Unlawful Activities

4303: General Lighting Requirements

4535: Audible Warning Devices

4903: Securing Loads in Vehicle

6304: Authority to Arrest Without Warrant

6308: Investigation by Police Officer

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS AND EXEMPTIONS

            SUMMARY CONVICTIONS – IMPOSITION OF RESTITUTION

UNDERINSURED MOTORIST

 

MUNICIPAL (LOCAL) LAW

CITIZEN’S ARREST

ELECTIONS

                        Nominating Petitions

                        Recounting

                        Registered Party Electors

                        Write-in Votes

GOVERNMENT

                        Agencies

                        County

INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION AGREEMENTS

LIQUOR CODE

MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES

MUNICIPAL CONTRACTS

POLICE OFFICERS

            Authority

Chief of Police Act

Generally

POLITICAL SUBDIVISION TORT CLAIMS ACT

PUBLIC SCHOOL CODE – PETITION TO ESTABLISH AN IDEPENDENT SCHOOL                DISTRICT

            Generally

            Majority of Taxable Inhabitants of a Contiguous Territory

SEWER SYSTEMS

WASTE MANAGEMENT

 

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT (ETHICS)

ATTORNEY FEES

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

DISQUALIFICATION OF COUNSEL

GENERALLY

LEGAL MALPRACTICE

Assignability of Claims

Prejudgment Interest in Negligence Claims

Theories of Recovery

            WITHDRAWAL OF COUNSEL

 

PROPERTY LAW

DEEDS

                        Doctrine of Merger

                        Interpretation

                        Mistake

EJECTMENT

EMINENT DOMAIN (TAKING)

FENCES

IMPLIED COVENANT OF QUIET ENJOYMENT

INTEREST IN LAND

Easements

Licenses

Prescriptive Easements

Public Use

LANDLORD & TENANT

Duties of Landlord

Eviction

                        Public Housing

                        Tenancy Duration

MORTGAGES

Act 6 & Act 91

Foreclosure

Generally

Priority

OIL AND GAS LAW

            Mineral Rights

PERSONAL PROPERTY

PRIVATE ROAD ACT

RECREATION USE OF LAND & WATER ACT

RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY

TAXATION

Assessment (Valuation) of Real Property

Tax Sale of Real Property

ZONING

            Zoning Appeals – Timely Filing of Zoning Appeals

Permits

Variance

 

REMEDIES & DAMAGES

ATTORNEY’S FEES

DAMAGES GENERALLY

EQUITY

ESTOPPEL

INJUNCTIONS

                        Preliminary Injunctions

MANDAMUS

PAIN AND SUFFERING

PRE / POST-JUDGMENT INTEREST

PUNITIVE DAMAGES

RESTITUTION

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE

 

TAXATION

No cases at this time.

 

TORTS

            CIVIL CONSPIRACY

DEFAMATION

DEFENSES

Assumption of the Risk

Release

INTERFERENCE WITH PROSPECTIVE BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP

INTENT (WILLFUL AND RECKLESS CONDUCT)

INTENTIONAL MISREPRESENTATION

MASTER-SERVANT RELATIONSHIPS

MISREPRESENTATION

MISCELLANEOUS

MOTOR VEHICLE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY LAW – LIMITED TORT ELECTOR

NEGLIGENCE

Assumption of Risk Defense – Skier’s Responsibility Act

            Generally

            Intoxication Alleged

Duty of Care

Exculpatory Clauses

Elements

Generally

Premise Liability

Business Invitees

NEGLIGENT ENTRUSTMENT

PRODUCTS LIABILITY

 

WORKERS COMPENSATION

ADMISSIBILITY OF THE CONDUCT OF  PLAINTIFF’S EMPLOYER

WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT

Exclusivity Provision

Generally