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Bill Cosby's defense team July 7, 2016, outside the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown. Pictured, from left, are Joseph Sarles,Christopher Tayback, Monique Pressley and Brian McMonagle.

By Shedding Lawyers, Is Cosby Running From Publicity?

Lizzy McLellan | August 18, 2016

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.

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pennsylvania, at a hearing Jan. 26, 2016.
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah Convicted on All Charges

Verdicts and Settlements

  • Jury Sides With Plaintiff in Snow Slip-and-Fall Case

    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.

  • Plaintiff Settles Suit Over Crash Before Discovery

    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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