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Armonty Bryant Indicted on Felony Drug Charges: Latest Details, Reaction

Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Armonty Bryant was indicted Tuesday on two counts of felony drug possession. Newsnet5.com reported on the matter Wednesday, citing the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas as the source. Bryant was...Show More Summary

Kathryn Knott Gets 5 to 10 Months in Jail for Philly Gay Bashing

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Kathryn Knott will serve five to ten months in jail for her role in a hate-motivated attack on a gay couple in City Center, Philadelphia on September 11, 2014. WPI-TV reports:  Common Pleas Judge Roxanne Covington questioned how then-hospital worker… Read The post Kathryn Knott Gets 5 to 10 Months in Jail for Philly Gay Bashing appeared first on Towleroad.

BREAKING: Philly Gay Basher Kathryn Knott Sentenced To 5-10 Months In Jail

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

A Philadelphia Common Pleas judge has sentenced Kathryn Knott, 25, to 5-10 months in jail for her involvement in an attack on a gay couple in September, 2014. In December of last year, Knott was found guilty of simple assault, conspiracy and reckless endangerment. She was found not guilty of more serious aggravated assault charges and not guilty [...]

Summary Judgment Granted In Slip and Fall Case Based Upon Assumption of Risk Defense

6 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the recent decision of Denzel v. Fed. Cleaning Contractors, Inc., PICS Case No. 16-0056 (C.P. Lehigh Co. Oct. 22, 2015 Varricchio, J.), the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas ruled that, while Defendant-mall owners and managers owed...Show More Summary

Judge Nealon of Lackawanna County Grants Request for Discontinuance in Favor of One Defendant in a Case Not Entirely Resolved

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent January 19, 2016 Opinion in the case of Lapinski v. Schiowitz, No. 2009-CV-4287 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Jan. 19, 2016 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas addressed the issue ofShow More Summary

Judge Minora of Lackawanna County Reviews Jury Selection Issues

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Yaduouga v. Denis, et.al., No. 2009-CIV-53 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Dec. 10, 2015 Minora, J.), Judge Carmen D. Minora of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas addressed various issues raised by a Plaintiff in a Motion for Post-Trial Relief following a medical malpractice case. Show More Summary

Recent Medical Malpractice Decision of Note by Judge Terrence R. Nealon Reviewed in The National Law Review

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

The Vaccaro v. Scranton Quincy Hospital decision regarding discovery of internal hospital documents in a medical malpractice case issued by Judge Terrence R Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas which was the subject of a December 17, 2015 post here on the Tort Talk Blog has also been reviewed by The National Law Review. Show More Summary

Judge Nealon of Lackawanna Addresses Parameters of Discovery of a Defendant Doctor's Opinions in a Med Mal Case

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Karim v. Reedy, No. 2011-CV-4598 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Jan. 11, 2016 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas addressed discovery issues pertaining to the parameters of a deposition of a Defendant doctor and a Defendant hospital’s nurse. Show More Summary

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- The New-York Historical Society's institutional archives are being processed, and a partial finding guide is now available.- A York County, PA court of common pleas ledger from the 1820s was listed for sale on eBay recently: the York...Show More Summary

“Three former Phila. elections officials plead guilty”

Philly.com: Three former Philadelphia elections officials pleaded guilty Wednesday in Common Pleas Court to misdemeanor charges of violating the state’s election code and were each sentenced to one year of probation….According to witnesses, Trainor went into a voting booth while … Continue reading ?

Judge Minora of Lackawanna County Addresses Bad Faith Discovery and Severance Requests in a Non-Post-Koken Case

4 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Custom Designs and Manufacturing Company, Inc. v. Atlantic States Insurance Company, No. 2006-CV-2790 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Dec. 4, 2015 Minora, J.), Judge Carmen D. Minora of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas denied...Show More Summary

Civil Court Judicial Assignments Announced for Lackawanna Court of Common Pleas

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

The Lackawanna County Court of Common PleasScranton, PA According to a January 5, 2016 article by David Singleton in the Scranton Times-Tribune entitled "Jarbola Sworn in as Lackawanna County Judge" regarding Judge Andy Jarbola taking...Show More Summary

Filled Negro EXPOSED!!! The

Endorsements for Court of Common Pleas #VotePeoplesAgenda Source: Progressive Philly Rising OH HELL NO!!!!!! - Corrupt Individuals Like Wayne Bennett Have No Place In The Chair Of A Judge!! In normal cities and circumstances you would...Show More Summary

Judge Gibbons of Lackawanna County Reaffirms That MVFRL Does Not Apply to Excess or Umbrella Policies

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent Opinion in the case of Ranocchia v. Erie Insurance Exchange, No. 2014-CV-4555 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Nov. 25, 2015 Gibbons, J.), Judge James A. Gibbons of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas granted summary judgment in...Show More Summary

Christmas Plea to World From Father of Drowned Syrian Child

2 months agoNews : Truthdig

By Andrea Germanos / Common Dreams “Hopefully next year the war will end in Syria and peace will reign all over the world.”

Judge Rules Meek Mill Violated Probation, Can't Work or Perform Until February 5 Sentencing

Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley said that Meek, real name Robert Williams, had ignored probation rules she had set for him, including a travel ban.

Judge Nealon of Lackawanna County Rules on Discoverability of a Doctor's Credentials File Materials in Med Mal Case

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the recent Opinion in the case of Vaccaro v. Scranton Quincy Hospital Company, LLC, et.al., No. 2014-CV-7675 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Dec. 8, 2015 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas addressed discovery issues raised by the Plaintiff in a medical malpractice action. Show More Summary

Punitive Damages Claim Allowed to Proceed in Dog Bite Case

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Ramana v. Diaz, PICS Case No. 15-1738 (C.P. Monroe Co. Aug. 26, 2015 Zulick, J.), Judge Arthur L. Zulick of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas ruled that punitive damages may be imposed upon...Show More Summary

Judge Minora Addresses Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporation in Products Case

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Schoenberg v. General Motors, LLC, No. 2012-CV-6092 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Oct. 16, 2015 Minora, J.), Judge Carmen D. Minora of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas sustained the Preliminary Objections of a foreign Defendant under an argument of lack of personal jurisdiction, both general and specific in a products liability case. Show More Summary

Hilary Benn To Speak At Parliamentary Labour Party Meeting After 'Gag' Plea From Jeremy Corbyn Supporters Rejected

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Plans to ‘gag’ Hilary Benn from speaking alongside Jeremy Corbyn at a crunch Commons meeting on Syria have been stymied by Labour MPs. Allies of the Labour leader had asked the office of the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) to ensure...Show More Summary

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