Pa. High Court To Mull Transfers Based On Burden To Witness

Law360, New York (April 17, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it would hear an appeal over defendants’ ability to push for venue transfers based on the burden imposed on key witnesses.

The high court will review an en banc ruling by the state’s Superior Court that reversed and remanded a trial court’s order to transfer a case from Philadelphia County to Dauphin County, finding that the witnesses’ affidavits did not demonstrate an inconvenience significant enough to justify the transfer.

“The appellate courts in Pennsylvania have been struggling for some...
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