The manufacturer of an airplane engine that failed mid-flight can’t escape paying a $2.7 million verdict to the widow of one of the passengers killed in the resulting fatal crash, a federal judge has ruled.
In January 2009, a claimant (whose suit was brought by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) was rejected for a position as a lawyer with the state of Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg.
In 2008, Michael R. Kaplan was the executive vice president of T. Levy Associates Inc., a beauty-products corporation based in Philadelphia.
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Commonwealth v. Shabezz, PICS Case No. 17-1249 (Pa. July 19, 2017) Wecht, J.; Mundy, J., concurring. (21 pages).
Passenger in a vehicle unconstitutionally seized by police entitled to suppression of all evidence found in the vehicle, rather than just the areas of the vehicle where the passenger had a reasonable expectation of privacy, where the search of the vehicle stemmed from the passenger's illegal seizure. Order of the superior court affirmed.
Commonwealth v. Cullen-Doyle, PICS Case No. 17-1250 (Pa. July 20, 2017) Saylor, C.J.; Todd, J., dissenting. (13 pages).
Present conviction on a single count of burglary did not render offender ineligible for RRRI, where the statute's focus on "history" of violent offenses indicated it only intended to exclude career offenders less likely to benefit from RRRI program. Order of the superior court reversed.
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