July 13, 2016 |
Bill Cosby replaced one of his defense attorneys Monday with another Los Angeles lawyer whose firm has represented celebrity clients. Angela Agrusa of Liner L.L.P. will replace Christopher Tayback on Cosby's legal team in pending criminal and civil litigation, the entertainer's spokesman said Monday. The reason for the change was unclear, as was whether it was initiated by Tayback or Cosby. Agrusa has experience in civil litigation, according to a biography posted on her firm's website.
May 10, 2016 |
Joel L. Frank , managing partner and executive committee chairman of Lamb McErlane P.C., West Chester, has been elected chairman of the board of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation , a national charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting and finding a cure for pediatric cancer. Debbie Carlos has been named to the board of Fare & Square, Philabundance's nonprofit grocery store in Chester. She is head of Sunoco's litigation team and its management of all Sunoco and Sunoco Logistics litigation matters.
April 3, 2016 |
A Philadelphia judge on Friday ordered the District Attorney's Office to let lawyers for the owner of the Center City building in the deadly 2013 collapse examine the cellphone and camera of a city building inspector who killed himself days after the tragedy. Common Pleas Court Judge Mark I. Bernstein gave the prosecutor's office 15 days to deliver the cellphone and a camera that belonged to Ronald Wagenhoffer, the Department of Licenses and Inspections inspector assigned to monitor demolition of several buildings in the 2100 block of Market Street.
September 18, 2015 |
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP - Stockton University has agreed to sell its troubled Showboat property, its interim president said Wednesday, after the school's trustees approved the deal. The Inquirer this week reported that Bart Blatstein, the Philadelphia-based developer credited with sparking redevelopment in Northern Liberties and elsewhere, was in talks with the university on buying the Showboat. On Wednesday, Harvey Kesselman, Stockton's interim president, would not reveal the buyer's identity, the selling price, or other details, citing a due-diligence period that is to end Thursday.
April 24, 2015 |
The City of Philadelphia, Delaware County, and that county's Tinicum Township signed a multimillion-dollar financial settlement Wednesday to end long-simmering tensions between the city-owned Philadelphia International Airport and its municipal neighbors over a massive plan to expand the airport. Terms of the agreement, announced in May 2014 and finalized with Wednesday's signing, includes funding to protect tax revenues for Delaware County, Tinicum Township, and the Interboro School District.
April 2, 2015 |
The woman in gold in the true story Woman in Gold was Adele Bloch-Bauer, a patron of the arts in turn-of-the-century Vienna, a regal beauty who posed for Gustav Klimt. Her portrait hung in the family's apartment on the Elisabethstrasse until March 1938, when Hitler's Third Reich annexed Austria. The lives of the city's thriving Jewish community were forever changed, and the Klimt, along with other artwork, jewelry, and valuables belonging to the Bloch-Bauers, was seized by the Nazis.
March 7, 2015 |
New Jersey's acting attorney general confirmed Thursday that the state had reached a settlement agreement with ExxonMobil Corp. over decades of contamination in North Jersey, but the announcement was overshadowed by allegations that a top aide to Gov. Christie meddled in the litigation and criticism that the deal shortchanged taxpayers and the environment. The proposed $225 million settlement, reached after state prosecutors sought $8.9 billion in damages at trial last year, is expected to be published in the New Jersey Register on April 6. It would then be subject to a 30-day comment period and must be approved by a state judge.
January 14, 2015 |
Teddy Pendergrass' widow hopes to make a movie about her husband's life, a musical theater performance about his ladies-only shows, and a product line in his name featuring cologne, perfume, and men's lingerie. Months after winning a contentious legal battle with the late singer's son over control of his legacy, Joan Pendergrass said she was busy making plans, which include republishing Teddy Pendergrass' autobiography and creating a traveling museum exhibit of his belongings. Tuesday marks the five-year anniversary of the singer's death after complications from treatment for colon cancer.
January 6, 2015
Helius Medical Technologies Inc. , a Newtown company focused on the treatment of neurological symptoms caused by disease or trauma, has hired surgeon Jonathan Sackier as chief medical officer. Sackier has helped build several companies, including medical technology, research and product-design, and medical contract sales organizations. He served as chairman of Adenosine Therapeutics and founded and funded the Washington Institute of Surgical Endoscopy, a center for education, research, innovation, and technology transfer.
September 23, 2014 |
If you read the fine print in your mortgage, student-loan documents, or credit-card statements, you may discover you're paying an obscure interest rate on your borrowing. And you may be owed some money. Students, homeowners, mortgagees, and bond investors are accusing a slew of banks of rigging their interest rate, known as the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR. In lawsuits, they allege a global conspiracy to manipulate LIBOR. Some of their cases, and their lawyers, are from the Philadelphia area.