Amtrak Agrees to Court Consolidation of All Derailment Lawsuits in PhiladelphiaAmtrak officials have joined with the passengers who are suing them in asking that all lawsuits arising from the May derailment be consolidated in federal court in Philadelphia.
More Testimony Against Phila. Ironworkers' Union Boss in Federal Racketeering TrialSean O’Donnell, who pleaded guilty to vandalizing a nonuion work site and who is cooperating with the prosecution, testified that Joseph Dougherty knew of and approved of the illegal attacks.
Hearing Postponed in Margate, NJ Proposed Oceanfront Dunes Dispute The City of Margate, NJ, is continuing its legal battle against the State of New Jersey and the US Army Corps of Engineers, trying to block construction of a proposed dune system.
Son Says Father Told Him To Fake Small Plane Inspections at a Pa. AirportJoel Stout, the son, has testified that he forged the signature of an FAA-certified inspector on several occasions because his father, Jay Stout, had told him to.
Long Prison Sentence For Swindler Brings Satisfaction to One Victim"I knew the money was gone," Ingrid Robinson acknowledged after the sentencing in federal court in Philadelphia. "I did this because I was honoring my daughter."
Prosecutor Hints at More Indictments in Phila. Ironworkers' Union ProbeAt a pretrial scheduling hearing in the case, federal prosecutor Robert Livermore said the ongoing investigation of that Philadelphia union has led to new complaints that could generate more charges.
Philadelphia Woman Gets Prison Sentence After Long String of RipoffsIn this case she wrote 244 bad checks for a total of about $36,000, many of them while she was in a halfway house following a previous conviction.
Judge Tells Jurors In Ligambi Racketeering Retrial To Keep DeliberatingThe jury reported to the judge that it had reached a verdict on two of the five counts against alleged mob boss Joseph Ligambi and alleged co-conspirator George Borgesi.
Federal Trial on Pa. Same-Sex Marriage Law Set For June 2014Judge John Jones III has said that the legal system’s view of sex and sexual identity cases has undergone a “sea change” over the past four decades.
Philadelphia Grandmother Sentenced to 33 Months For Federal Benefits Fraud"Did it ever occur to you to go out and get a job?" the judge asked the defendant.
Pa. Home Foreclosure Frauds Net Schemers Long Sentences in Federal PrisonThe victims thought they would be able to stay in their homes, paying rent, until they got back on their feet and were able to buy back the property. But they wound up losing their homes instead.
Judge Tosses Out Most Funeral Home Regulations in PennsylvaniaSaying they are old and stifle competition, a federal judge sitting in Harrisburg has thrown out most of the laws and regulations governing Pennsylvania’s funeral homes.