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Philadelphia Common Pleas Court

(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Philadelphia Court Backs City Hall in Dispute Over Rescinded Fire Promotions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

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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

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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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Former Phillies Batting Practice Pitcher Sues Team For Libel

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.

11/06/2012

(Phila. PD photo)

Child Sex Abuse Charges Reinstated Against Philadelphia Priest

“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.

10/02/2012

(Local 22 president Bill Gault, right, with other fire union officials at the union's headquarters on July 17th.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Firefighters’ Union Wins Another Ruling On Pay Raises

The city, claiming the award was too expensive, appealed the original arbitration award nearly two years ago.

07/17/2012

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