David McKenzie

Aaron Burkholder v. Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture]

Commonwealth Court Opinion regarding Aaron Burkholder's 2009 kennel license refusal

Section 903 of the Dog Law is clear and unambiguous. Its provisions allow for the Department to seek either civil or criminal penalties for violations of the Dog Law or its regulations. Separate and apart from Section 903 is…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Agriculture vs. Scott Fay, et al.

Department's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings

Motion for judgment on the pleadings as a result of defendant failing to specifically deny, thus admitting, 2 of the 4 counts in Department's Petition for Contemtpt, which was in response to Defendant's Motion for Contempt…more
| Administrative Law, Agriculture, Civil Procedure
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Agriculture vs. Scott Fay, et al.

Answer to Petitioner Scott Fay's Petition for Contempt and Request For Injunctive Relief And Respondent Department of Agriculture's Petition for Contempt and Request for Sanctions

Answer to Petitioner's petition for contempt against Department of Agriculture for alleged breach of a Settlement Agreement, which was made an Order of Court, with New Matter alleging four counts of contempt against Petitioner…more
| Administrative Law, Agriculture, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Agriculture v. Daniel Esh

Respondent Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's Brief in Support of 2009 Refusal of Daniel Esh's Kennel License

Petitioner omitted from his brief several essential matters as required by the Pennsylvania Rules of Appellate Procedure, most importantly the Statement of the Questions Involved. As a result, Respondent is left to guess at the…more
| Administrative Law, Agriculture, Civil Procedure

Removal to Federal Court / Fraudulent Joinder of Party

Journal entry highlighting how petitions contesting the convenience of the Philadelphia forum are routinely summarily denied. The journal explains that a consideration that must not be overlooked is the possibility of removing…more
| Civil Procedure, Insurance

PA, United States

Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Criminal Law
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Worker’s Compensation
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