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FILE - In this June 5, 2013 file photo rescue personnel search the scene of a building collapse in downtown Philadelphia. The first wrongful-death lawsuit over the building collapse has been filed Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 by the family of an art school graduate killed inside a Salvation Army store. The June collapse killed 24-year-old Mary Lea Simpson of Haverford and five others. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)

In Closings, Plaintiffs Focus Liability on Sal Army, Building Owner

By Max Mitchell |

Attorneys representing plaintiffs in the Center City Philadelphia building collapse trial told jurors they should not apportion most of the civil liability against the two men who have been jailed in connection with the fatal collapse.

State Sen. Larry Farnese, D-Philadelphia, during a news conference April 4, 2013, in Philadelphia.

As Farnese Trial Begins, Prosecutors Paint Him as Opportunist

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

State Sen. Lawrence Farnese's bribery trial kicked off Tuesday with a federal prosecutor describing him as an opportunistic politician willing to pay for a Philadelphia Democratic committeewoman's vote to make him a city ward leader.

Andrew Ceresney

SEC's Ceresney Returns to Debevoise & Plimpton

Andrew Ceresney, enforcement director at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for nearly four years, is returning to Debevoise & Plimpton as co-chair of its litigation department, the firm said Tuesday.