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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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.

For past tweets, please follow the corresponding link below. 
Current | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

US Supreme Court

US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Dec. 11, 2017 | A union contract freely entered by a seafarer– a contract that includes rates of maintenance, cure, and unearned wages – will not be reviewed piecemeal by courts unless there is evidence of unfairness in the collective bargaining process. Read the opinion here.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Dec. 1, 2017 | The Minor Court Rules Committee is planning to propose to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania the amendment of Pa.R.C.P.M.D.J. Nos. 515-516 and 1007-1008, regarding requests for orders of possession and making stylistic change. Read the notice of proposed rulemaking here.

Dec. 4, 2017 |There is a Proposed Amendment of the Comment to Pa.R.E. 803 (1) and 803 (2). Read more here.

Dec. 5, 2017 | Pa. Supreme Court holds statute of limitations begins to run on an uninsured motorist claim under an insurance policy upon an alleged breach of a contractual duty, which in this case would be occasioned by the insurer’s denial of coverage or refusal to arbitrate. Read the opinion here.

Pennsylvania Superior Court

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas

Dec. 8, 2017 | The 12/8 PLJ Opinions is now available. Read it here.


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