Peacock Tales • Spring 2012


Brief Notes

  • The Berks County Court of Common Pleas held that there was no abuse of discretion in refusing an applicant for a gun permit where he had been adjudicated incompetent.
  • A U.S. District Court denied class certification in a consumer fraud suit against Arizona Ice Tea for its claim “All Natural” where the named plaintiff hired an attorney seven months before the purchase of the product.
  • The Pennsylvania Superior Court held that it was up to the jury to decide whether information that a “murder-suicide” had occurred in a home was a material defect which should have been disclosed to a prospective buyer.
  • The Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas held that an oil/gas driller’s use of a private road was not a burden on the residents where the driller was drilling a shallow well.  The Court, however, inferred that it might be a burden for deep Marcellus wells.
  • The Pennsylvania Superior Court held that an auto policy which excluded injuries while on a motorcycle also excluded injuries when thrown from a motorcycle.
  • The U.S. Copyright Office has ruled that yoga poses cannot be copyrighted.

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