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The powers that be over at the headquarters of the Inquirer and Daily News are surely breathing sighs of relief. Last week, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Lisa Rau entered a judgment against rightfully feared Center City attorney Dick Sprague (pictured, left), who filed a libel lawsuit against the Daily News and then-columnist Jill Porter in 2010.The suit centered on Porter's 2009 article "Law, Duty, and Truth" about Sprague's feud with his onetime client, State Senator-turned-prison inmate Vince Fumo (pictured, right). Porter's article began like this:Sprague may have reveled in plunging the blade into his now-enemy Vince Fumo this week.
The Star-Ledger reports:Wessie Hardy, who lived on West Broad Street, was outside doing her daily chores, her family claims, when a train derailed over the Jefferson Street Bridge about a mile away, sending four tanker cars into the Mantua Creek and releasing thousands of pounds of vinyl chloride into the atmosphere...The 77-year-old woman had some underlying medical problems due to her age, according to Messa, but the family claims she began experiencing chest pains, difficulty breathing and burning and irritated eyes shortly after the cloud of vinyl chloride passed by her. She was taken to Underwood-Memorial Hospital and died three days
A wild and mysterious thing happened last week: The company that owns Girls Gone Wild, and all its related brands, went bankrupt.
Once all the fire trucks went away after an apparent anthrax scare, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eastern District, got down to business.A couple of Easton Area School District (EASD) middle school students, Kayla Martinez and Brianna Hawk, made national news in 2010 when their school banned breast-cancer-awareness bracelets bearing the phrase “I ♥ Boobies! (Keep A Breast),” sold for $4 each by the Keep A Breast Foundation. Today, their case was before the U.S. Court of Appeals.The girls, represented by the ACLU, argued their freedom of speech was being violated. (Kind of like the "U Can Suck our D" guys, except with
During his one-day trial yesterday, former Philadelphia police officer Jonathan Josey claimed he wasn't really trying to punch that woman during the Puerto Rican Day parade, but rather, attempting to swipe at her Corona bottle.Josey, in a gray suit and purple bow tie, testified that he thought Guzman had thrown beer on him during a wild street gathering at 5th Street and Lehigh Avenue following the annual parade. When he approached and told her to put down the beer bottle she was holding, he said, she turned away and tried to walk off. Fearing she would use the bottle as
Talk about your grade inflation—Megan Thode is suing Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., for the C+ she received in a fieldwork class in her graduate program. The damages? $1.3 million. That's how much she says she's losing in lifetime earnings because that grade prevented her from obtaining work as a state-certified professional counselor; she now works as a drug-and-alcohol counselor.The Morning Call reports:Thode, 27, of Nazareth, was enrolled in the College of Education in her second and final year of a master's in counseling and human services. She needed a B to take the next course of her field work
Now that the Super Bowl is over, the really big game begins. And it’s going to be a head-knocker.On one side we have the raiders. No, not Oakland, but the Trial Lawyers, who delight in raiding everything good and decent in America. They are representing former NFL players in their fight against the evil empire, a.k.a. the National Football League. At stake? Upwards of ten billion dollars, and possibly, the existence of the NFL itself.