Phila. School District Takes Dispute Over Teacher Health Premiums to a Higher CourtThe 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.
Judge Puts Labor Contract Changes For Philadelphia Teachers On HoldThe 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.
Philadelphia Teachers' Union Files Court Motions Over Contract CancellationUnion president Jerry Jordan, in a statement, said the cancellation lacked legal merit and he called the act "cowardly and disrespectful."
Hearing Set For Pa. Lawmaker's Request to Change Trial LocaleJudge 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.
Philadelphia Jury Duty Scofflaws Handed Fines and Jail TimeCourt officials say only about 14 percent of Philadelphians summoned for jury duty come to court.
DA's Office Put In Charge of Prosecutions at Philadelphia Traffic CourtPhiladelphia officials today unveiled details on the long-planned overhaul of the city's corruption-tainted Traffic Court.
Delaware Court Will Oversee Sale of Phila. Inquirer; Auction Rules Still In LimboLawyers say judges in Philadelphia and Delaware have decided the remainder of the <em>Inquirer-Daily News</em> ownership case should be handled in Delaware, because the company was incorporated there.
Central High School Takes Front And Center At Swearing In Of New Judge In Montgomery CountyPhiladelphia’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.
Retired Judge Killed In South Philly House FireAuthorities say an 86-year-old retired Philadelphia judge was found dead after a fire at his home Sunday evening.
George Norcross Won't Testify In Inquirer Owners' Dispute; Trial ResumesThere was yet another surprise in the lawsuit between the warring owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Philadelphia Court Backs City Hall in Dispute Over Rescinded Fire PromotionsThe fourteen firefighters were promoted this past spring, under an order from Common Pleas Court judge Leon Tucker, but last week a Commonwealth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.
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.
Philadelphia Courts Begin Using Computer Forecasts to Predict Future Criminal BehaviorComputers have been forecasting weather and economic trends for years, but applying algorithms to human behavior is relatively new.
Nutter Administration Hoping To Derail Court Fight With City's Blue-Collar UnionMayor 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.
Philadelpha Judge Found Dead at NJ Shore Home, Apparent SuicideBeloff, 48, was serving his first term as a Common Pleas judge, presiding over cases in the criminal division.