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Tort Reform Group Supported by J&J Doesn’t Like $8 Billion Verdict Against J&J in Philly

The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has long had a reputation for being a great place to bring a lawsuit. In the past, Philly juries […]

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Why a Group of British Plaintiffs From a London Apartment Fire Are Suing in Philly Court

On June 14, 2017, the Grenfell Tower apartment complex caught fire in London. The fire, which quickly consumed the 24-story building and killed 72 people, […]

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Report: More Than One-Third of Philadelphians Skip Jury Duty

A new report released on Wednesday by Philadelphia’s First Judicial District states that in a given year, more than one-third of Philadelphians summoned for jury […]

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Bucks County Businessman Who Bribed Seth Williams Gets Jail Time

Bucks County’s Mohammad N. Ali helped put disgraced former Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams behind bars with his testimony last summer. Now, the Jordanian-born businessman […]

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Philly’s Chief Public Defender Challenges Handling of Probation Violations

In a memo to top judges in Philadelphia’s Municipal Court and Court of Common Pleas, the chief of the city’s public defender association wrote that […]

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Report: FBI Investigating Meek Mill’s Philly Judge

According to a report first published by the New York Post’s Page Six, federal authorities have launched an investigation into the Philadelphia Court of Common […]

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Kelley B. Hodge Voted Philly’s Interim DA

The Board of Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County announced Thursday afternoon that private practice attorney Kelley B. Hodge has been […]

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Judge: Pete Rose’s Lawsuit Over Sex Crime Allegations Can Proceed

The wins just keep on piling up for old Charlie Hustle here in Philadelphia. World Series in 1980, Phillies Wall of Fame in 2017 and […]

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Philly Gets In On the Fyre Festival Lawsuit Action

Thursday didn’t go so well for rapper Ja Rule and Bucknell University’s Billy McFarland, the organizers of the colossal flameout that was the Fyre Festival. […]

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Federal Judge Forces Joey Merlino to Skip Wedding Reception

If you thought that working out the seating for a typical wedding was stressful enough, how about accommodating two friends on the guest list who […]

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The Cosby Jury Will Come From the Other Side of the State

Commonwealth v. Bill Cosby will be heard in front of a jury from around Pittsburgh. Last month, a court ruled that the jury for Bill […]

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Judge: Cosby Jury Won’t Come From Montco

Update, 11:45 a.m.: Judge Steven O’Neill ruled today that the jury for Bill Cosby’s aggravated indecent assault will not come from Montgomery County — but […]

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State Lawmakers File Brief Against Soda Tax

Thirty-six state lawmakers have signed on to a brief opposing Philadelphia’s soda tax in Commonwealth Court. The Inquirer reported on Monday that the five state […]

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Exit Interview: Pit Bull U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger

In Philadelphia, Zane David Memeger is a feared man. During his six-year tenure as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, he helped end the […]

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I Took on the PPA and Won — and It Might Be Worth Millions to Philly Drivers

If you hate the robbers known as the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) and its conspiratorial kangaroo court known as the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication (BAA) […]