“Right Time, Wrong Place”On May 19, 2011 by Schnader
The importance of meeting court deadlines goes without saying (though, given the number of judicial decisions involving untimely filings, maybe it cannot be said enough). In any event, lawyers well know the serious consequences, in both civil and criminal cases, of not filing complaints, motions or appeals from adverse decisions within the time periods set forth in statutes and court rules. Two recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decisions emphasize the importance of not only filing on time, but in the right place. This article examines those two cases, Commonwealth v. Crawford and Home Savings & Loan Co. v. Irongate Ventures.