ACBA Court Capsules
Rule Amendments and Court Opinions of Interest to ACBA Members

As a member benefit, the ACBA gathers information regarding court rule amendments and important court opinions, then publishes this information and relevant links on this web page, under the appropriate court heading. When new information is added, the ACBA will share this news on Twitter and Facebook. Also look for summaries every Tuesday in the Pittsburgh Legal Journal. ACBA Court Capsules are presented by bit-x-bit.

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US Supreme Court

US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Oct. 11, 2018 | A claim that a search was unconstitutional accrues when the officer conducts the search, not when a court later declares it unconstitutional. As such, the statute of limitations runs from the time of the search, not the time of the court decision. Read the opinion here.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Pennsylvania Superior Court

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas

Oct. 3 | The 9/28 PLJ Opinions is available and contains cases on criminal appeals. Read it here.

Oct. 10 | The 10/12 PLJ Opinions is available and contains cases on the Dead Man’s Act, UTPCPL, and police power. Read it here.


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