With two judges named this week to new leadership duties, Philadelphia's First Judicial District has women in four of its most powerful administrative posts.
A Philadelphia jury awarded $500,000 to a man who was injured when he was hit by a car while crossing a street in the West Philadelphia section of the city.
A Carbon County jury awarded more than $1.2 million to the family of an excavation truck driver who died after his vehicle backed down an embankment during a ski slope expansion project. The verdict is the highest reported out of Carbon County, based on a review of The Legal's archives.
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A five-year statute of limitations in a later-enacted general statute was applicable over a four-year statute of limitations specifically attached to the crime in question, where the later-enacted general statute explicitly applied to all offenses under the Public Welfare Code. Order of the trial court reverse, case remanded.
CitiMortgage Inc. v. Barbezat, PICS Case No. 16-0116 (Pa. Super. Jan. 7, 2016) Ford Elliott, J. (24 pages).
An Act 6 Notice was not deficient because it named appellee as the mortgagee, even though appellee would not be assigned the mortgage for another two months after notice, because there was no statutory requirement for the actual mortgagee to be specifically identified. Summary judgment affirmed.
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