Court News

Women Dominate Civil Division Leadership in FJD

Max Mitchell | February 4, 2016

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.

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby, right, arrives for a court appearance Feb. 3, 2016, in Norristown.
Case Against Cosby to Proceed

Verdicts and Settlements

  • Jury Sides With Plaintiff Hit, Injured By Motor Vehicle

    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.

  • Ski Slope Liable For Worker's Construction Death

    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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Notices to the Bar


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