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Commonwealth Court issues both reported and unreported opinions. Reported opinions of the Commonwealth Court have precedential effect -- i.e. they are binding on Commonwealth Court and the parties, and are used to guide future Commonwealth Court decisions. Unreported opinions of the Commonwealth Court do not have precedential effect. The Internal Operating Procedures of Commonwealth Court prohibit citing to any unreported opinion in any opinion of the court, or in any brief or argument addressed to it, with certain limited exceptions.

See 210 Pa. Code ยง 67.55

All opinions of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court are reported.




Commonwealth Court Decisions

Unreported 
345 CD 2012
Opinion Issued: May 30, 2013
 

Valerya McGriff v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Philadelphia County Assistance Office, Department of Public Welfare)
 

Valerya McGriff appealed SCSC's order sustaining the action of the Philadelphia County Assistance Office, Department of Public Welfare to remove her from regular Income Maintenance Caseworker employment. The Court affirmed SCSC's order; to read the Commw. Court's decision, click here.

Unreported 
1367 CD 2012
Opinion Issued: March 14, 2013 

John D. Leaman v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Department of General Services)
 

John D. Leaman appealed SCSC's order denying his request for a hearing because he failed to allege specific acts of discrimination as required. The Court affirmed SCSC's order; to read the Commw. Court's decision, click here.


Unreported 
1777 MD 2012
Opinion Issued: March 13, 2013 

Wendy L. Patterson v.
State Civil Service Commission

(Luzerne County Children and Youth Services)

Wendy L. Patterson appealed SCSC's order granting the List Removal Request filed by the Luzerne County Children and Youth Services for the position of County Caseworker 2 for a period of two years retroactive to July 19, 2012. The Court affirmed SCSC's order; to read the Commw. Court's decision, click here.
 Unreported 
421 CD 2012
Opinion Issued: January 25, 2013 

George J. Nagy v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Bethlehem Housing Authority)
 

George J. Nagy appealed the SCSC's order denying his request for reconsideration of the Commission's January 18, 2012 order dismissing, as untimely, his appeal regarding his alleged forced resignation from Building Construction Inspector with the Bethlehem Housing Authority. The Court affirmed SCSC's order; to read the Commw. Court's decision, click here.


Unreported 
971 CD 2012
Opinion Issued: November 30, 2012 

Kathy DiMenichi v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Department of Labor and Industry)
 

Kathy DiMenichi appealed SCSC's order denying her appeal, without a hearing, regarding her dismissal from probationary UC Claims Intermittent Intake Interviewer employment with the Department of Labor and Industry. The Court affirmed SCSC's order; to read the Commw. Court's decision, click here.
Unreported
2104 CD 2011
Opinion Issued June 29, 2012

Stefano Kiniropoulos v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Northampton County Department of Human Services)


Stefano Kiniropoulos appealed SCSC's order sustaining the action of the Northampton County Department of Human Services to remove him from regular County Caseworker 2 employment. The Court affirmed SCSC's order; to read the Commw. Court's decision, click here.


Unreported
2751 CD 2010
Opinion Issued: November 14, 2011

Peter E. Perry v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Department of Labor and Industry)


Peter E. Perry appealed SCSC's order sustaining the action of the Department of Labor and Industry to remove him from regular Workers' Compensation Judge Manager employment. The Court affirmed SCSC's order; to read the Commw. Court's decision, click here.
Unreported
2671 CD 2010
Opinion Issued: October 28, 2011

Valerya McGriff v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Philadelphia County Assistance Office, Department of Public Welfare)


Valerya McGriff appealed SCSC's order sustaining the action of the Philadelphia County Assistance Office, Department of Public Welfare to suspend her for one day from her regular Income Maintenance Caseworker employment. The Court affirmed SCSC's order; to read the Commw. Court's decision, click here.


Reported
643 CD 2011
Opinion Issued: October 19, 2011

Louis G. Daily v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Northampton County Area Agency on Aging)


Louis G. Daily appealed SCSC's order sustaining his non-selection by the Northampton County Area Agency on Aging for promotion to Aging Care Management Supervisor 1 employment. The Court affirmed SCSC's order; to read the Commw. Court's decision, click here.
Unreported
39 CD 2011
Opinion Issued: September 12, 2011

Dennis B. Pollard v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Department of Labor and Industry)


Dennis B. Pollard appealed SCSC's order granting the List Removal Request filed by the Department of Labor and Industry for the position of Unemployment Compensation Appeals Referee for a period of three years retroactive to November 3, 2010. The Court affirmed SCSC's order; to read the Commw. Court's decision, click here.



For opinions prior to 2011, use this link to Commonwealth Court, or call our office (717-783-1444) to request further assistance.

Supreme Court Decisions
584 MAL 2012
(CCT No. 2104 CD 2011)
Opinion Issued: November 8, 2012 

Stefano Kiniropoulos v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Northampton County Department of Human Services)


Allowance of Appeal was denied; to read the Supreme Court's decision, click here.
684 EAL 2011
(CCT No. 643 CD 2011)
Opinion Issued: May 31, 2012 

Louis G. Daily v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Northampton County Area Agency on Aging)


Allowance of Appeal was denied; to read the Supreme Court's decision, click here.


120 MAP 2006
(CCT No. 568 CD 2005)
Opinion Issued: December 27, 2007

PA State Corrections Officers Association v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Dennis N. Jenkins, Sr.)

Allowance of Appeal was granted to consider whether, with respect to furlough and promotion, the Act and the CBA define and apply seniority differently, and if so, the consequence of any conflict.  The Supreme Court, by majority, reversed the Commonwealth Court's decision and reinstated the SCSC's Adjudication dated March 4, 2005 at Appeal No. 22765; to read the Supreme Court's decision, click here.
474 MAL 2007
(CCT No. 2178 CD 2005)
Opinion Issued: December 27, 2007

Gregory L. Cutler v.
State Civil Service Commission
(Office of Administration)


Allowance of Appeal was denied; to read the Supreme Court's decision, click here.



For more information, please contact Laura Mapes at 717-783-1444 or via e-mail at lamapes@pa.gov.