Do not “walk across the street”

October 22, 2012

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106 CourtsWhenever possible, Pennsylvania state courts follow the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, so that litigants do not improperly “walk across the street” to achieve a different result in federal court than would be obtained in state court.
Werner v. Plater-Zyberk, 799 A.2d 776 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2002)
Suggested by Valerie Garber, Principal Attorney Editor, Thomson Reuters