Petition No. 655 E.D. Misc. Dkt. 1980, for Writ of Prohibition. Original Action. Petition No. 654 E.D. Misc. Dkt. 1980, for Writ of Supersedeas Pursuant to Plenary Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Theodore W. Flowers, Richard M. Jordan, Lawrence T. Bowman, Philadelphia, for petitioner.
Alan C. Kauffman, Edward Mannino, Howland W. Abramson, Philadelphia, for Stanziani.
O'Brien, C. J., and Roberts, Nix, Larsen and Flaherty, JJ. Kauffman, J., did not participate in the consideration of this matter. Nix, J., files a dissenting opinion, in which Flaherty, J., joins.
Further argument in the above matter is fixed for the Pittsburgh Session, Tuesday, March 3, 1981, at 10:00 a. m. The parties are requested to brief and argue whether principles of comity and equity require the courts of Pennsylvania to refrain from exercising jurisdiction.
SUPREME COURT OF NEW JERSEY
M-348/349 September Term 1980
AMERICAN SANITARY SALES AND
SERVICE CO., INC., a Penn-
WALTER S. JEFFRIES, Administrator
C.T.A. of the Estate of Norman
Geftman, deceased, et al.,
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF
NORMAN GEFTMAN, DECEASED.
GEFTMAN and ALAN KAUFFMAN,
Charged with Contempt of Court.
(Raymond Geftman and Alan Kauffman,
This matter having been duly presented to the Court, it is ORDERED that the motion for leave to appeal is granted; and it is further
Ordered that those portions of the September 8, 1980 and October 22, 1980 orders of the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Atlantic County, which directed the parties to halt further proceedings in related litigation in Pennsylvania are summarily vacated and such litigation is to proceed in accordance with the practice and procedure of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and it is further
Ordered that the October 17 and November 6, 1980 orders of the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Atlantic County, directing Raymond Geftman and Alan Kauffman to show cause why they should not be held in contempt of court are summarily vacated and all ...