UC - subpoena - standard for granting
Alston v. UCBR - Cmwlth. Court - February 19, 2009
The court reversed the UCBR decision on the merits and remanded the case for a hearing with claimant witnesses whom the referee improperly refused to subpoena.
The court rejected the Board's claim that the witnesses' evidence would be "directly contradictory" to that of the employer and held that it need only lead to "relevant and provative evidence," citing Hamilton v. UCBR, 532 A.2d A.2d 535, 537 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1987).