Pennsylvania Supreme Court Affirms Contractor Cannot Maintain a CASPA Claim against Owner’s Agent

On September 28, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed a decision by the Pennsylvania Superior court that held an owner’s agent cannot be individually liable under the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act, 73 P.S. §§ 501-516 (“CASPA”), unl(…)

Complaints for Judgment on Mechanics’ Lien Claims Do Not Need to be Filed at a Different Docket Number than the Mechanics’ Lien Claim

In a case probably anticipated more by construction attorneys than their clients, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Terra Technical Servs., LLC v. River Station Land, L.P., 2015 WL 5703011 (Pa.  Sept. 29, 2015), reviewed the procedural issue of whethe(…)

Much Anticipated Decision Clears the Way for Continued Shale Gas Development

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a decision earlier this week reaffirming the distinction between the words “gas” and “minerals” as those words are used in private conveyances of land.  In Butler v. Powers, the Court made clear a reservation o(…)

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds that Sovereign Immunity Prohibits Challenge to Procurement Cancellation

In the recent Pennsylvania case, Scientific Games Int’l, Inc. v. Commonwealth, the plaintiff filed its Complaint with the Commonwealth Court and sought an injunction to prevent DGS from cancelling a contract that the plaintiff claimed it had entered i(…)