The recent changes to Bill Cosby's defense team may indicate a decreased emphasis on Cosby's public relations and a greater focus on courtroom trial tactics, criminal defense attorneys said.
On Dec. 13, 2013, plaintiff Luria Hall-McCallough, 56, a home health care worker, slipped and fell on a sidewalk in North Philadelphia. She claimed the sidewalk was covered with snow and ice at 5236 Magnolia St., a property owned by Jamira Real Estate Holdings LP. She twisted her ankle and fell on her right side, claimed injuries to her ankle and back.
On Sept. 9, 2011, plaintiff Oumar Ba, 49, a laborer, was a passenger in a street sweeper that broadsided a 1997 Ford Econoline van, in South Jersey.
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The PCRA court did not have discretion to permit petitioner to amend his timely PCRA petition to raise new claims where the petition had already been fully adjudicated by the PCRA court. Order of the PCRA court vacated in part and affirmed in part.
Commonwealth v. Kingston, PICS Case No. 16-1025 (Pa. Aug. 15, 2016) Wecht, J.; Saylor, C.J. (dissenting) (19 pages).
The Crimes Code did not prohibit convictions on multiple counts, resulting in multiple judgments of sentence, of the same inchoate offense designed to culminate in a single underlying crime, where the purpose of the prohibition was to bar multiple convictions and judgments of sentence for multiple inchoate offenses. Order of the superior court reversed.
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