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September 25, 2003 | By George Anastasia INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's a lot of mozzarella. More than 600 tons, in fact, worth more than $1.5 million wholesale, say its producers. It was delivered from California in a series of shipments in May and June to a local distributor based in Marlton. But that is about all that Valley Gold, the manufacturer, and Joseph Profaci, the recipient, agree on. Lawyers for both sides spent more than two hours in U.S. District Court in Camden yesterday churning the issues in a breach-of-contract/fraud case based on a civil complaint filed last month by Valley Gold.
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August 19, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, STAFF WRITER
Molly Brownstein, a Pennsylvania State University senior, and her family describe her roommate Rachel Lader as a classic mean girl - a "monster" and an "expert bully, with a Ph.D. in intimidation. " Lader denies this and paints Brownstein as a coddled whiner, quick to turn to her parents to solve problems she created with her own standoffish behavior. Such squabbling might normally be dismissed as typical drama between young women navigating life on their own for the first time.
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October 20, 1991 | By Daniel Rubin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Leonard J. Schwartz, 92, an attorney for 70 years with the law firm of Fox, Rothschild, O'Brien & Frankel, died Friday at his Rittenhouse Square home. Mr. Schwartz was born in Russia and immigrated to the United States at age 7. He went on to help develop the state's worker-compensation law. He attended South Philadelphia High School and was elected president of the Class of 1919. He enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania with the intention of becoming an engineer. While in school, his interests shifted toward law and he transferred to Temple University, where he earned his law degree.
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May 21, 1986 | By JIM NICHOLSON, Daily News Staff Writer
Herman J. Obert, an attorney for nearly 50 years, died Monday. He was 75 and lived in Bryn Mawr. A Philadelphia lawyer who specialized in probate, charitable trusts and construction, he was a member of the firm of Monteverde, Hemphill, Maschmeyer & Obert. He previously had been a member in the firm of Gibbons, Eustace & Obert. He was active in the Catholic Charities organization and represented a number of orders and societies. The son of a Roxborough brewer, Obert was educated at Georgetown Preparatory School and was a graduate of Georgetown University and Temple University Law School.
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December 25, 1986 | By Robert J. Terry, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia lawyer yesterday was charged with assaulting a narcotics police officer after he threw punches at him in a City Hall courtroom and had to be subdued by other officers, police said. The lawyer, Darryl Irwin, 39, was representing a man charged with drug violations and was awaiting a court hearing shortly before noon when the incident occurred. Police said the officer, Jorge Cruz, was standing in a hallway outside the second-floor courtroom, reviewing his file on Irwin's client when the lawyer told him, "There's no need to read that stuff.
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July 21, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Jerry Balter, 94, of Philadelphia, a public interest lawyer who represented poor and minority communities seeking redress from environmental pollution, died of heart failure Saturday, July 16, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Mr. Balter became a lawyer at age 55, relatively late in life, after a career as an industrial engineer in Rochester, N.Y., designing supermarkets. While there, he also became interested in community activism. From that experience, he said, he learned that lawyers skilled at arguing cases in court were often clueless when it came to talking with citizen activists.
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May 17, 2001 | By Dominic Sama INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Paul Maloney, 93, of Bryn Mawr, a retired Center City fiduciary lawyer and former president of the Citizens Crime Commission of Philadelphia, died at his home Monday of complications from diabetes. Mr. Maloney practiced for more than 40 years, specializing in administering estates and trusts. He started in 1936 with the Center City law firm of Evans, Bayard & Frick and remained there until the start of World War II, when he entered the Navy. He was assigned to the Navy's Office of the General Counsel in Washington.
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February 28, 2008 | By Kristen A. Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Philadelphia lawyer pleaded guilty to forging a court document yesterday in New Jersey Superior Court in Camden. Rather than tell a client that a case had been dismissed, Nina E. Perris, 48, gave him a forged court order that said he would receive money for injuries received when a security gate fell on him in Virginia. The client showed the document to another lawyer, who recognized it was not an official court order and took it to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.
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May 20, 2013
BALTIMORE - Benjamin Lipsitz, a lawyer who defended the man who tried to kill George Wallace, died May 10. He was 94. Lipsitz was chosen to defend Arthur Bremer, accused of shooting Wallace, a Democratic presidential candidate, and three others, including a Secret Service agent, at a Laurel, Md., shopping center on May 15, 1972. Bremer called his lawyer "my only friend. " With his daughter, Eleanor J. Lipsitz, as co-counsel, he conducted a strong defense in Prince George's Circuit Court.
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May 11, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dante Mattioni, 83, of Chestnut Hill, a lawyer and civic leader in Philadelphia, died Monday, May 5, of complications from congestive heart failure at the Hospice of Philadelphia-Falls Center. In 1963, Mr. Mattioni founded his own law firm, based on his experience as a Merchant Marine officer. From the outset, the firm specialized in handling admiralty and maritime matters. Over the years, Mr. Mattioni expanded the firm, Mattioni Ltd., to include business law, estate planning, real estate, and labor law. Mr. Mattioni retired from active practice in 2008 but continued to be involved in the legal and business communities.
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September 17, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Alan E. Boroff, 84, of Wayne, a lawyer, world traveler, and community leader, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, of cancer at home. Mr. Boroff also was a skier, connoisseur of artisan glass, and a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, according to a family tribute. "He did not waste a single drop of his life," said daughter Joan Denenberg. Born and reared in Brooklyn, N.Y., he moved to Philadelphia to attend the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. While there, he met Barbara Russock.
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September 17, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Staff Writer
Philadelphia taxpayers will be picking up the tab for a lawyer representing District Attorney Seth Williams in response to a federal probe of his political, personal, and nonprofit finances. The city Law Department on Thursday said John Pease III, a former assistant U.S. attorney now at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, will be paid $225 an hour to advise Williams "in a government investigation. " Marcel Pratt, chairman of the Law Department's Litigation Group, said in an email that the city's Home Rule Charter requires his office to "provide legal advice to city officials and employees concerning matters arising in connection with the performance of their official duties.
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September 15, 2016 | By Karen Langley, HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf's office and the state Republican Party faced off in Commonwealth Court on Tuesday over a request to release emails of Katie McGinty, the governor's former chief of staff who is now the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate. The governor's office is appealing a state Office of Open Records determination that it turn over some materials it withheld in response to a July 2015 right-to-know request from the deputy communications director of the state Republican Party.
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September 15, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis, HARRISBURG BUREAU
Facing sentencing next month, convicted former state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has hired yet another lawyer. Kane has retained Montgomery County defense lawyer Marc Robert Steinberg, according to court records filed Tuesday in her case. Steinberg, a onetime Montgomery County assistant district attorney, said in an interview that he will be representing Kane at her Oct. 24 sentencing in Norristown. It was unclear whether Kane also planned to keep employing her trial defense team, including high-profile New York lawyer Gerald Shargel.
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September 11, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, STAFF WRITER
The city has hired a criminal defense lawyer for Councilman Bobby Henon, whose offices were searched by the FBI in August. Brian McMonagle, currently the lead attorney defending comedian Bill Cosby in his criminal sexual assault case, will counsel Henon at the city's standard rate of $225 an hour, city officials said. "The Law Department routinely retains qualified outside counsel to advise City officials and employees regarding government investigations that relate to the performance of their official duties," the Law Department said in an emailed statement.
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September 9, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
Bill Cosby's lawyers asked a federal judge Wednesday to let them sit in on depositions in Andrea Constand's defamation lawsuit against the former Montgomery County prosecutor who declined a decade ago to charge the entertainer after an alleged assault. Judge Eduardo C. Robreno questioned if Cosby's lawyers were simply trying to use the civil case to find information to help in his criminal defense. "You weren't invited to this party - you kind of crashed the party," he said. Cosby's lawyers didn't dispute that.
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September 3, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
Tyrone Jones rode the elevator up to the 28th floor of One Liberty Place, a building that didn't exist the last time he was a free man, and looked out over a city transformed. "Before I went to prison, Market Street wasn't this crowded. The sports complex, that wasn't there," he said Thursday. He was seeing the city for the first time in more than 40 years. He'd been locked up since age 16, sentenced to life in prison for a murder he's always maintained he did not commit. He's now a month shy of his 60th birthday.
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September 3, 2016 | By Kathy Boccella, Staff Writer
To those he has vanquished in court - the aviation giants that have paid hundreds of millions of dollars to his crash-victim clients, the critics he has sued for libel, and most recently the Lower Merion School District, ordered this week to revoke a tax hike - it may come as a surprise that lawyer Arthur Alan Wolk loves puppies. "She's the sweetest thing on the planet," Wolk said, fussing over his new 13-week-old golden retriever during a phone call Wednesday from his vacation home in Del Mar, a beach town near San Diego.
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August 31, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
Two months after a massive dresser recall prompted by the deaths of six toddlers, Ikea is balking at a Philadelphia judge's order to turn over internal documents it gave to federal safety regulators. The company missed an Aug. 19 deadline to give the records to lawyers for a West Chester mother who sued after her 2-year-old son was crushed by his Ikea dresser in 2014. On Monday, the mother's lawyers asked Judge John Younge to fine Ikea $1,000 a day until it complies with his order.
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August 27, 2016 | By Craig R. McCoy and Angela Couloumbis, STAFF WRITERS
Hundreds of Pennsylvania state workers received notice this week that they will be named in a report on the swapping of porn on government computers, stirring widespread embarrassment, outrage, and dread among those who received the warning. Douglas Gansler, a special prosecutor appointed by former Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane to investigate the offensive emails, sent letters Wednesday afternoon to dozens of staffers in the Attorney General's Office, as well as other employees of state government and other individuals.
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