Pennsylvania Real Estate, Land Use, Zoning, and Municipal Lawyers

This blog features case law related to real estate, land use, zoning, and municipal law in Pennsylvania

Month: September 2018

Barlow v. Liberty Twp., 1229 CD 2017 (Pa. Cmwlth. Sep. 28, 2018) (UNREPORTED).

The Commonwealth Court reversed a trial court’s dismissal of claims brought by one township supervisor (“Plaintiff”) against the two other township supervisors (“Defendants”) for violations of the Sunshine Act and Second Class Township Code. 

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Pa. Dep. of Health v. McKelvey, 1372 CD 2017 (Pa. Cmwlth. Sep. 27, 2018) (UNREPORTED).

The Commonwealth Court determined that a reporter was entitled to records identifying the names, job titles, and departments of the panel that reviewed and scored applications for marijuana grower/processor and dispensary licenses under the Right-to-Know Law. 

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Rufo v. City of Phila., 22 EAP 2017 (Pa. Sep. 13, 2018).

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a City of Philadelphia ordinance requiring the owners of vacant buildings to secure all window openings and entryways with working windows and doors.

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EQT Production Co. v. Dep. of Environmental Protection, 844 CD 2017 (Pa. Cmwlth. Sep. 10, 2018).

This was an appeal of the imposition of a $1.1 million civil penalty against EQT by DEP for violations of the Clean Streams Law stemming from the release of fracking waste water through the damaged liner of an impoundment basin.

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