Rule 1532(B) of the Pennsylvania Rules of Appellate Procedure
Summary relief in the form of judgment on the pleadings pursuant to Rule 1532(b) of the Pennsylvania Rules of Appellate Procedure, Pa. R.A.P. 1532(b), states that we "may on application enter judgment if the right of the applicant thereto is clear."
In Fisher v. Commonwealth, 926 A.2d 992, 994 n.6 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2007), the Court stated the standard under which we review such applications:
Summary relief is proper where the moving party establishes the case is clear and free from doubt, there are no genuine issues of material fact to be tried, and the movant is entitled to judgment as a matter of law.
When ruling on a motion for judgment on the pleadings in our original jurisdiction, we must view all of the opposing party's allegations as true, and only those facts that the opposing party has specifically admitted may be considered against the opposing party.
We may only consider the pleadings themselves and any documents properly attached thereto. a party's motion for judgment on the pleadings will only be granted when there is no issue of material fact and the moving party is entitled to judgment as a matter of law.