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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Burholme Park Case Under King’s Bench Power

The Legal Intelligencer

Friday, February 27, 2009

By Amaris Elliott-Engel Of the Legal Staff

The state Supreme Court has decided against exercising its King’s Bench jurisdiction to hear fast-tracked arguments over Fox Chase Cancer Center’s desire to expand its campus onto several acres of Burholme Park in Northeast Philadelphia.

The court denied Fox Chase’s application for extraordinary relief under King’s Bench jurisdiction in In re Estate of Robert W. Ryerss, Deceased in a per curiam order issued Thursday. Fox Chase is appealing Philadelphia Orphans’ Court Judge John W. Herron’s decision to deny Fox Chase’s and the city of Philadelphia’s application to let Fox Chase sublease a portion of the park in order to expand its highly trafficked medical facility.