No. 941 April Term, 1979, Appeal from the Judgment of the Court of Common Pleas of Mercer County, Civil Division, at No. 756 of 1978
Norman Joseph Barilla, New Castle, for appellant.
William D. Irwin, Sharon, for appellees.
Cavanaugh, Brosky and Montgomery, JJ.
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This appeal is from the grant of a counterclaim in an action for replevin. Appellant claims that the court improperly considered a counterclaim not secured by a lien on the property. While appellant is correct in his statement of the law, he has waived his argument through failure to file exceptions. Judgment is, therefore, affirmed.
The relevant procedural history can be briefly summarized.
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Notice of Appeal 10/24/79
Notice of Appeal 11/14/79
The first item of note here is that, at the time of the 10/24 Notice of Appeal, no judgment had been entered, only a verdict. Our appellate court's jurisdiction is strictly limited by statute and is defined by the final order doctrine. 42 Pa.C.S.A. § 742; Pa.R.A.P. 341 and 105(b). Absent entry of judgment, a verdict is not a final order. See Straw v. Stands, 426 Pa. 81, 231 A.2d 144 (1967). From that ...