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Jerry Sandusky sentenced to 30 to 60 years in state prison

By Jon Campisi | Oct 10, 2012

Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, a onetime highly regarded member of the PennState Nittany Lions coaching staff, learned his fate Tuesday morning – three to six decades behind bars

Jerry Sandusky must register as sex offender, if ever released from prison, judge rules

By Jon Campisi | Oct 11, 2012

An Oct. 9 order by Judge John M.A hearing was held last month after prosecutors requested that Cleland designate Sandusky a sex offender.One piece of evidence was a report by Robert M

Man falsely branded 'Nova Killer' sues police for wrongful arrest

By Jon Campisi | Oct 12, 2012

Kenneth Woods alleges in his lawsuit that he was falsely and unlawfully arrested on Sept.Woods was subsequently branded the “Nova Killer” in newspaper accounts and television news reports. McCool. 

Aramark faces suit over shootout following prison escape

By Jon Campisi | Oct 17, 2012

The robbery went sour, however, after Glatz, 67 years old at the time, engaged the two bandits in gunfire.Both Glatz and Turner were killed in the confrontation.On Oct. 12, attorneys Leonard G. and U

Philly cops hit with assault and battery, false arrest complaint

By Jon Campisi | Oct 18, 2012

Attorney Alan E. Denenberg, of the Philadelphia firm Abramson & Denenberg, filed an assault and battery claim Oct. 15 at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on behalf of Curtis Adams.m

Federal judge: Pa. company cannot mine coal underneath Flight 93 memorial land

By Jon Campisi | Oct 19, 2012

“I find that the record evidence is insufficient to establish that, at the time of the taking on September 2, 2009, Defendant, Svonavec, Inc.S. District Judge Donetta W. 16 order.Svonavec Inc.S

Pa. newspapers sue commonwealth over limited access to prisoner executions

By Jon Campisi | Oct 22, 2012

“This information is best gathered first-hand or from the media, which serves as the public’s surrogate,” the lawsuit states, quoting from the 2002 U.S. Woodford.During arguments before U.S. 8

Summary judgment issued to defendant in wrongful termination claim by worker with HIV

By Jon Campisi | Oct 24, 2012

A federal judge has granted summary judgment to the defendant in a wrongfultermination case in which the plaintiff claimed he had been fired from his job because of his HIV-positive status.In an Oct

Sandusky judge schedules hearing to address defense post-trial relief

By Jon Campisi | Oct 25, 2012

The judge handling the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case has scheduled oral argumentsfor post-trial relief that had been requested by the defense this month.In an Oct. 25 order, Judge John M

Victim of tractor-trailer accident sues truck's driver and company

By Jon Campisi | Oct 29, 2012

Philadelphia attorneys Joan D. Gallagher and Joseph P. Turchi, of the firm Gallagher, Mallow, Georges P.C. filed suit Oct. 25 at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on behalf of Bridgeport, N.J.

Western Pa. widow drops federal lawsuit against suburban Phila. law firm

By Jon Campisi | Oct 31, 2012

Carol A. Carter, a 72-year-old widow from Allegheny County, signed a notice of voluntary dismissal, which was filed Oct. 29 at the U.S.Carter filed suit at the federal court in Pittsburgh on Oct.”

Retaliatory discharge claim against Phila. Mental Health Care Corp. can proceed, judge rules

By Jon Campisi | Oct 31, 2012

Retaliatory discharge and hostile work environment claims made by a former employeeof Philadelphia Mental Health Care Corp. can proceed in federal court, a judge has ruled.U.S. District Judge Gene E

Former FDA commissioner can testify at trial in Flonase antitrust case

By Jon Campisi | Nov 5, 2012

U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody, sitting in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, denied in an Oct. 31 order GlaxoSmithKline’s motion to exclude the expert testimony of David A.”During an Oct.”

On eve of inmate execution, newspapers' suit against DOC may halt lethal injection

By Jon Campisi | Nov 5, 2012

In just two day’s time, convicted murderer Hubert L. Michael, Jr.Gov. Tom Corbett signed Michael’s death warrant in mid-September.The prisoner has exhausted his legal appeals.On Oct.S. Constitution.S

Phila. nightclub sued by patron struck in head by metal rod during altercation

By Jon Campisi | Nov 7, 2012

Farhaad Dildar, who resides in Perkasie, Pa., claims in his civil action that Bensalem resident Weislaw Kosinski struck him in the back of the head with a metal rod during a Jan. Brill. 

Pa. farm sued over illness linked to 'raw' milk

By Jon Campisi | Nov 8, 2012

Thomas R. Casteel and his wife, Melissa, filed suit on Nov.The lawsuit, which was filed at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas by Philadelphia attorney Michael A. Ferrara, Jr. back on Jan.On Jan

Federal judge approves security guard class action settlement; Lawyer fees $125K

By Jon Campisi | Nov 13, 2012

A judge subsequently certified only the new hire orientation claim.The plaintiffs then added their state PMWA claim.In a Nov. 8 memorandum and order, U.S.25 for the PMWA claim. 6 hearing

Sandusky's attorneys request deadline extension for filing of post-trial motion supporting brief

By Jon Campisi | Nov 14, 2012

Jerry Sandusky’s defense attorneys are asking the judge overseeing the case foradditional time by which to submit a brief in support of the convicted child molester’s post-sentencing motions. 16

Summary judgment granted to remaining two defendants in Chester City police brutality case

By Jon Campisi | Nov 15, 2012

A federal judge in Philadelphia has dismissed the remaining two defendants in a policebrutality case involving a suburban Philadelphia municipality and its law enforcement officers.U.S

Phila. homecare agency named as defendant in wrongful death case

By Jon Campisi | Nov 16, 2012

The incident occurred on April 20.The woman was then taken by ambulance to Aria Health in the Northeast.The lawsuit contains one count each of wrongful death and survival action. 

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