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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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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
June 2, 2011 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Arthur Montano, 87, whom the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law named its 1997 lawyer of the year, died of lung cancer Monday, May 23, at his home in Punta Gorda, Fla. Mr. Montano moved to Florida from Haddonfield in 2000. Mr. Montano, a native of Audubon, Camden County, was president of the Class of 1939 at Audubon High School, where he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. During World War II, he was a navigator on B-17s and flew bombing missions over Germany in 1945.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
June 26, 2013 | By Jia Lynn Yang, Washington Post
HONG KONG - Edward Snowden's surprising exit from this city was prompted by a mysterious messenger who relayed to the former contractor that he should leave Hong Kong - and that if he tried to go, he would not be stopped, one of his lawyers said Monday. Unsure whether to trust this person but aware that his options were dwindling, Snowden decided to go for it, said the lawyer, Albert Ho. On Sunday morning, the 30-year-old American, who leaked top-secret U.S. documents, went to the airport with another of his lawyers, used his own passport, and boarded an Aeroflot flight to Moscow without special assistance, according to Ho, all while plainclothes police officers hovered around him. The circumstances of Snowden's departure from Hong Kong have baffled lawmakers and legal experts here who expected a drawn-out battle in the courts of this semiautonomous region.
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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
April 6, 2012 | By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press
BELLEFONTE - Former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's lawyer said after a short pretrial hearing Thursday that he expected the presiding judge to soon dismiss defense motions to have the child sexual abuse charges thrown out, but he hoped he would allow them to be refiled after more evidence is disclosed by prosecutors. During a 20-minute hearing attended by the retired defensive coordinator and his wife, Sandusky defense attorney Joe Amendola withdrew his attempt to prevent the Attorney General's Office from using at trial secretly recorded conversations between Sandusky and two of the 10 boys he is accused of sexually abusing.
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July 28, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mary Ann Mellon Melchiorre, 79, of Ardmore, a mother, lawyer, and brokerage firm officer, died Thursday, July 16, of complications from dementia at Saunders House in Wynnewood. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Lawrence J. and Kathryn Pizzagno Mellon. Ms. Melchiorre grew up in Colwyn and graduated from West Catholic High School. She went to work for the former Bell Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania, where she met Joseph Melchiorre. The two married and moved to Ardmore to raise a family.
BUSINESS
July 24, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Beware: Don't drink three glasses of wine and take the prescription sleeping pill Zaleplon, especially at 37,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean. Sarah E. Buffett, an immigration and corporate lawyer in Charlotte, N.C., did just that on a trans-Atlantic US Airways flight from Charlotte to London Heathrow Airport early Wednesday. Halfway across the Atlantic, Buffett became verbally threatening and physically aggressive toward a flight attendant, and tried to damage her seat in the first-class cabin and the area immediately around her seat, according to a federal affidavit.
NEWS
July 24, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
ROSEMARY McMunigal was a Delaware County lawyer who, while dedicated to her profession, indulged a passion for helping the less fortunate. "Blessed with a great head and a great heart, Rosemary used her intelligence, strength and compassion to help others," her family said. "Her faith led her to believe in the goodness of people and hope for a better world. " Rosemary Casey McMunigal, a partner in a Media law firm, an active volunteer with a nursing service in Chester, and devoted family matriarch, died July 16. She was 93 and lived in Media's Riddle Village.
NEWS
July 23, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writers
Bill Cosby and his supporters went on the offensive Tuesday, launching a multipronged defense in response to a barrage of negative publicity following last weekend's release of his testimony in a 2005 sexual-assault lawsuit. In federal court in Philadelphia, Cosby's legal team asked a judge to sanction Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee and the accuser in the case, saying she and her lawyers failed to prevent a court reporting service from sharing the actor-comedian's deposition.
NEWS
July 21, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writers
The lawyer who represented Bill Cosby in a 2005 sexual assault lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee said Sunday his client had been treated unfairly by the release of new excerpts from a deposition Cosby gave in the case. Published Saturday by the New York Times, the excerpts included sworn testimony in which Cosby discussed his serial philandering, his use of his celebrity to bed starstruck young women, and his use of drugs in sexual encounters. But, lawyer Patrick O'Connor said in his first public statements since the transcript's release, that's only one side of the story.
NEWS
July 18, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Butterworth, 87, formerly of Wayne, a lawyer with a great love of the outdoors and a commitment to community service, died Wednesday, July 8, of an obstructed airway while eating in his apartment at Beaumont at Bryn Mawr. He was alone at the time. He had lived for 13 years at the senior community. For 40 years ending in 1993, Mr. Butterworth practiced law with Townsend, Elliot & Munson in Philadelphia, which merged into Reed, Smith, Shaw & McClay in 1977. His specialties were real estate, municipal finance, and hospital law. Born in 1927, Mr. Butterworth was the son of James Ebert Butterworth and Dorothy Caroline Gardner.
NEWS
July 18, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Doylestown lawyer was indicted Thursday for allegedly using advance knowledge about his clients' activities to make illegal stock purchases in 2011, netting him about $75,000 in profit, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Herbert Sudfeld, 64, listed as a partner at the Bucks County law firm Curtin & Heefner, was charged with one count of insider trading for allegedly buying stock in a company he represented the day before a merger, then selling those shares for an 85 percent return a day later, once the deal was announced, according to the indictment.
BUSINESS
July 17, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
In its legal fight to keep union carpenters out of the building, the Convention Center's lawyers took a walk through the dark side of local labor history this week. Legal briefs filed in the center's civil racketeering federal lawsuit against the Carpenters' union compared its actions to recent headline-grabbing convictions of members of Local 401 of the Ironworkers' union and of Local 30 of the Roofers' union - another racketeering case, dating back 30 years. Tuesday's filing was the latest salvo in the continuing battle between the Convention Center and the Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters.
NEWS
July 15, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Delaware River Port Authority will name Delaware County lawyer Raymond J. Santarelli as its new general counsel and ex-FBI agent David Gentile as its new inspector general. The DRPA board is scheduled to make the appointments Wednesday, as Gov. Wolf continues to reshape the DRPA's leadership. Santarelli has been an attorney with Elliott Greenleaf in the firm's Blue Bell office. He is active in Delaware County politics, having spent 12 years as legal counsel to the Democratic Party of the county.
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July 8, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bill Cosby testified that he gave powerful sedatives to a 19-year-old woman in 1976 before the two had what he described as consensual sex, according to court filings unsealed Monday from a 2005 lawsuit. The now-77-year-old actor-comedian said under oath that he had obtained seven prescriptions for Quaaludes, a depressant, with the intent to use them in sexual encounters with women. He later said he gave them to only the 19-year-old, whom he met backstage at a Las Vegas comedy show.
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