IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
April 22, 2010
CRADLE OF LIBERTY COUNCIL, INC., BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
CITY OF PHILADELPIHA, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Buckwalter, S. J.
To say that there are disputed material facts revealed by an examination of the summary judgment motions and supporting memoranda submitted by the parties is perhaps an understatement.
For example, of the 79 Statement of Undisputed Facts filed by plaintiff, the defendant disputes at least 23 of them. A fair number of these objections are simply "disputed as stated", but there are at least 17 disputed objections that are material in my judgment either as to the facts themselves or the reasonable inference that might be drawn from a fact or set of facts.
This dispute obviously forecloses the granting of summary judgment as to both sides.
While a more expansive opinion is sometimes helpful even when summary judgments are denied, my review of the briefs satisfy me that both parties are for the most part in agreement as to the legal framework of this case established by the court's opinion of September 18, 2009.
Accordingly, an appropriate order follows.
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