Lawless v. Jubelirer

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Lawless v. Jubelirer (2002)
145532Lawless v. Jubelirer — Syllabus2002

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Per Curiam Decision
Dissenting Opinion


571 Pa. 79

Lawless v. Jubelirer

Appeal from the Order of Commonwealth Court dismissing the Petition for Review.

Decided: September, 25, 2002


AND NOW, this 25th day of September, 2002, the Order of the Commonwealth Court is hereby AFFIRMED. It is further ordered that the Application for Expedited Consideration is hereby DENIED.

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