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BOROUGH JEFFERSON v. CENTURY III ASSOCIATES (05/10/82)

SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


decided: May 10, 1982.

BOROUGH OF JEFFERSON, APPELLANT,
v.
CENTURY III ASSOCIATES, U.S.S. REALTY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION OF UNITED STATES STEEL CORPORATION, A CORPORATION; THE EDWARD J. DEBARTOLO CORPORATION, A CORPORATION; BOROUGH OF WEST MIFFLIN, A PENNSYLVANIA MUNICIPAL CORPORATION; DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

Appeal No. 81-1-51, from the Order of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, Entered June 18, 1981, at Docket No. 64 T.D. 1980.

COUNSEL

Lloyd H. Fuge, Clairton, for appellant.

John J. McLean, Jr., Buchanan, Ingersoll, Rodewald, Kyle & Buerger, Pittsburgh, for Century III Associates and Edward J. DeBartolo Corp.

Eric P. Reif, Reed, Smith, Shaw & McClay, Pittsburgh, for U.S.S. Realty Development.

Donald C. Fetzko, West Mifflin, for Borough of West Mifflin.

Richard S. Ehmann, Asst. Atty. Gen., Pittsburgh, for Dept. of Environmental Resources.

Jeffrey L. Giltenboth, Pittsburgh, for Dept. of Transp.

O'Brien, C. J., and Roberts, Nix, Larsen, Flaherty, McDermott and Hutchinson, JJ.

Author: Per Curiam

[ 498 Pa. Page 57]

ORDER

AND NOW, this tenth day of May, 1982, the order of the Commonwealth Court, 430 A.2d 1040, dated June 18, 1981,

[ 498 Pa. Page 58]

    dismissing appellant's petition for review as to the Department of Environmental Resources and the Department of Transportation (appellees) and transferring the proceedings, as to the remaining defendants, to the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, is hereby vacated and the matter is remanded to the Commonwealth Court with directions to grant appellant leave to amend its petition for review to assert such specific failures on the part of appellees to perform ministerial duties, if any such failures exist, as may be cognizable under the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act, 32 P.S. §§ 693.1--693.27, as amended and the State Highway Law, 36 P.S. §§ 670-101--670-1102, as amended, and thereafter, to consider whether or not such amended petition for review sets forth a cause of action in the nature of mandamus against appellees.

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