Why You Might Care about Superior Court
Why you might care about Superior Court:
- You or someone you love has been charged with a crime. Superior Court handles appeals of convictions and protects the right of a defendant to a fair trial and fair sentencing.
- You care about Pennsylvania's children. Superior Court's decisions in child custody and other family court appeals set standards for all future such cases.
- You rely on auto, homeowner's, rental or other insurance. Superior court handles appeals of disputes between insurance companies and their customers in Pennsylvania.
- You rent cars. Superior court handles appeals of disputes between rental car companies and their customers in Pennsylvania.
- You want to protect Pennsylvania's environment from contamination from private companies. Superior Court handles appeals of suits filed by the public against companies that release dangerous substances into the air, water or soil.
- Your home is at risk of foreclosure. Superior court handles appeals of disputes between banks and borrowers.
- You rent a home. Superior Court handles appeals of landlord-tenant cases.
- You have started or invested in a new business. Superior Court handles appeals of disputes between stakeholders in private companies.
- You have a job. Superior Court handles appeals of employment disputes, including wrongful firing and unsafe workplaces.
A decision on any of these topics by the Superior Court affects all lower courts (Municipal Court and the Court of Common Pleas). An opinion by the Superior Court becomes part of the law that lower court Judges must use to decide cases.