Philadelphia Common Pleas Court

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. School District Takes Dispute Over Teacher Health Premiums to a Higher Court

The district is appealing to Commonwealth Court, where it seeks a judgment on whether the School Reform Commission has the authority to cancel the PFT contract.

10/28/2014

(The School Reform Commission.  File photo by KYW's Mike DeNardo)

Judge Puts Labor Contract Changes For Philadelphia Teachers On Hold

The judge granted a preliminary injunction sought by the PFT. Two weeks ago, the SRC announced it was going to begin requiring Philadelphia public school teachers to pay a contribution to their health insurance.

10/20/2014

(Members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and their supports demonstrate on October 16, 2014, in front of school district headquarters on North Broad Street.  Photo by KYW's Justin Udo)

Philadelphia Teachers’ Union Files Court Motions Over Contract Cancellation

Union president Jerry Jordan, in a statement, said the cancellation lacked legal merit and he called the act “cowardly and disrespectful.”

10/17/2014

(Pa. state senator LeAnna Washington leaves her preliminary hearing in Abington, Pa.   March 26th file photo by Brad Segall)

Hearing Set For Pa. Lawmaker’s Request to Change Trial Locale

Judge Steven O’Neill scheduled oral arguments for a week from Thursday on a change-of-venue motion filed by lawyers for Pennsylvania state senator LeAnna Washington, charged with corruption.

08/19/2014

(Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Center, at 13th and Filbert Streets.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

Philadelphia Jury Duty Scofflaws Handed Fines and Jail Time

Court officials say only about 14 percent of Philadelphians summoned for jury duty come to court.

06/04/2014

(Mayor Nutter announces a new configuration for Philadelphia Traffic Court.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

DA’s Office Put In Charge of Prosecutions at Philadelphia Traffic Court

Philadelphia officials today unveiled details on the long-planned overhaul of the city’s corruption-tainted Traffic Court.

05/19/2014

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Delaware Court Will Oversee Sale of Phila. Inquirer; Auction Rules Still In Limbo

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.

02/10/2014

Judge Garrett Page administering oath to Judge Steven Tolliver. (credit: Brad Segall)

Central High School Takes Front And Center At Swearing In Of New Judge In Montgomery County

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.

02/01/2014

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Retired Judge Killed In South Philly House Fire

Authorities say an 86-year-old retired Philadelphia judge was found dead after a fire at his home Sunday evening.

11/24/2013

(HAPPIER DAYS.  Managing partners Lewis Katz, left, and George Norcross, center, with fellow Inquirer/Daily News investor William Hankowsky, in 2012 file photo.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

George Norcross Won’t Testify In Inquirer Owners’ Dispute; Trial Resumes

There was yet another surprise in the lawsuit between the warring owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

11/20/2013

(Firefighters Local 22 headquarters, at 5th and Willow Streets in Philadelphia.  File photo by Michelle Durham)

Philadelphia Court Backs City Hall in Dispute Over Rescinded Fire Promotions

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.

09/27/2013

(File photo.  Credit: Joe Raedle/ Getty Images)

Lawsuit Filed After Bizarre Suffocation Death In Philadelphia Nursing Facility

“Various items, including rope and some candy wrappers were found down her throat, and she was suffocated,” says McEwan family attorney Nancy Winkler.

03/19/2013

Philadelphia Courts Begin Using Computer Forecasts to Predict Future Criminal Behavior

Computers have been forecasting weather and economic trends for years, but applying algorithms to human behavior is relatively new.

02/07/2013

(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo)

Nutter Administration Hoping To Derail Court Fight With City’s Blue-Collar Union

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.

02/06/2013

(2009 campaign photo)

Philadelpha Judge Found Dead at NJ Shore Home, Apparent Suicide

Beloff, 48, was serving his first term as a Common Pleas judge, presiding over cases in the criminal division.

12/03/2012

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