Philadelphia Common Pleas Court
Court officials say only about 14 percent of Philadelphians summoned for jury duty come to court.
Philadelphia officials today unveiled details on the long-planned overhaul of the city’s corruption-tainted Traffic Court.
Lawyers say judges in Philadelphia and Delaware have decided the remainder of the Inquirer-Daily News ownership case should be handled in Delaware, because the company was incorporated there.
Philadelphia’s Central High School was front and center when one of Montgomery County’s two newest judges was sworn-in publicly this week in Norristown.
Authorities say an 86-year-old retired Philadelphia judge was found dead after a fire at his home Sunday evening.
There was yet another surprise in the lawsuit between the warring owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The fourteen firefighters were promoted this past spring, under an order from Common Pleas Court judge Leon Tucker, but last week a Commonwealth court tossed out that ruling and ordered Tucker to dismiss the case.
“Various items, including rope and some candy wrappers were found down her throat, and she was suffocated,” says McEwan family attorney Nancy Winkler.
Computers have been forecasting weather and economic trends for years, but applying algorithms to human behavior is relatively new.
Mayor Michael Nutter is asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to take up the question of whether he can impose a new contract on the city’s blue-collar workers’ union.
Beloff, 48, was serving his first term as a Common Pleas judge, presiding over cases in the criminal division.
A former batting practice pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies is taking the team to court, contending the organization and its General Manager have badmouthed him.
“The defendant forced the child, when he was approximately nine years old, to engage in a sexual activity, obviously without his consent,” the prosecutor says.
The city, claiming the award was too expensive, appealed the original arbitration award nearly two years ago.
The prosecution alleges these “prior bad acts” show a pattern of conduct by the church that contributed to the criminal conduct of defendant Msgr. William Lynn.