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Author: Rieders Travis

ARBITRATION-EMPLOYMENT-AMBIGUITY

Schwartz v. Kelly Servs., Inc., 2024 Pa. Super. LEXIS 114, 2024 WL 1317062 (March 28, 2024) (Stabile, J.). This interlocutory appeal concerns the scope of an Arbitration Agreement between Appellant, Kelly Services, Inc. (Kelly), and Nancy M. Schwartz (Schwartz). It is undisputed that Schwartz retained Kelly to help her find a new teaching position, and […]

PROCEDURE-NEW TRIAL-LOW DAMAGE VERDICT

Shook v. Lehigh Valley Rest. Grp., Inc., 2024 Pa. Super. LEXIS 119, 2024 WL 1451371 (April 4, 2024). BEFORE: DUBOW, J., KING, J., and LANE, J. Opinion by: DUBOW. Appellant, Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group, Inc. d/b/a Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews (“Red Robin”), appeals from the June 21, 2023, order granting the post-trial motion […]

ELECTIONS-MAIL IN BALLOT

Pa. State Conf. of NAACP Branches v. Sec’y Pa., 2024 U.S. App. LEXIS 7300 (3rd Cir. March 27, 2024) (Ambro, C.J.). Pennsylvania, like all other States, has devised a web of rules that qualified voters must follow to cast a ballot that will be counted. Mail-in and absentee voters, for their part, must sign and […]

CONTRACTS-SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE

Matthew 2535 Props., LLC v. Denithorne, 2024 Pa. Super. LEXIS 89, 2024 WL 1126110 (March 15, 2024) (Kunselman, J.). This case involves the sale of a restaurant which burned down after the parties signed a sales agreement but before they closed on the deal. A court of equity ordered specific performance – namely, that the […]

MOOTNESS

FBI v. Fikre, 2024 U.S. LEXIS 1379 (S. Ct. March 19, 2024) (Gorsuch, J.). Yonas Fikre, a U. S. citizen, brought suit alleging that the government placed him on the No Fly List unlawfully. Later, the government removed him from the list. The only question we are asked to decide is whether the government’s action […]