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September 21, 2008 | By Chris Mondics INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Little more than a year after graduating from law school, William Lamb was getting restless. He was chafing at life as a young associate at the then-old-line Philadelphia law firm Dechert L.L.P., where newly minted lawyers would slave away for years at menial tasks before having any chance of making partner. He yearned to practice law in the quiet country towns of rural Chester County, where he had been raised. So he marched into the office of the firm's chairman and said he wanted out. "He [the chairman]
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September 12, 1996 | By Ralph Vigoda and Bill Ordine, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Murder defendant John E. du Pont has dismissed his two lead defense lawyers, saying he believes they have joined with the prosecution, the judge and the CIA to conspire against him. The attorneys, Richard Sprague and William Lamb, disclosed du Pont's action yesterday by filing a petition with Delaware County Court Judge Patricia Jenkins to withdraw from the case. Their removal has to be approved by Jenkins, who has overseen the case from the beginning. She is expected to make a decision Monday.
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February 3, 1986 | By Ruth Tallmadge, Special to The Inquirer
Republican Party complaints against five members of the East Whiteland Township Committee have been dismissed, William Lamb, Chester County GOP chairman, said last week. The five had been accused by another Republican of improperly working for the re-election of Supervisor Jack Finn instead of for the party's official nominee, Glenn Cockerham. "There was a procedural technicality, and thus the complaints were dismissed," Lamb said. He did not specify the nature of the technicality.
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May 18, 1996 | By Bill Ordine and Ralph Vigoda, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The state Supreme Court has denied bail for murder suspect John E. du Pont. However, the court granted the defense's request to review the question of what constitutes whether a defendant is competent to stand trial. Both the defense and the prosecution were pleased with the Supreme Court's order, which was issued late Thursday. Delaware County Judge Patricia Jenkins had denied du Pont's bail request April 30. An appeal hearing in front of the state Superior Court is set for June 4. "We're gratified that once again the courts have denied to grant bail to [du Pont]
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February 22, 1996 | by Don Russell. Daily News Staff Writer
Relax, Newtown Square. The village eccentric will remain in jail for now. A Delaware County judge yesterday rejected a plea by accused killer John E. du Pont to temporarily return from jail to his sprawling Foxcatcher Farms estate to help prepare for his defense. Lawyers for the tank-driving chemicals heir said they needed his help to sift through hundreds of thousands of pages of personal papers du Pont has stored inside a sealed 1,500-square-foot library. "We need access to that room with our client," attorney William Lamb testified during a hearing before Judge Patricia Jenkins.
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April 9, 1996 | by Don Russell, Daily News Staff Writer
After nine weeks in a jail cell, millionaire accused killer John E. du Pont is losing his grip, and his lawyers want him out. The attorneys yesterday asked a Delaware County judge to set bail for the chemicals heir, claiming his "physical condition and overall well-being has deteriorated" since he was locked up on Super Bowl Sunday, Jan. 28. "We didn't think we could wait any longer," said defense attorney William Lamb. He said a court-ordered mental competency examination likely will not be held till mid-May.
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October 11, 2013 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - The federal judge presiding over a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state law barring same-sex marriage said Wednesday that he would decide within a month if the case should proceed to trial next year. During an hour-long meeting with lawyers, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones 3d said he first must rule on motions by the Corbett administration to dismiss the case. In filings to the judge, lawyers for the commonwealth have argued that under a 1972 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, federal courts have no jurisdiction over state marriage laws.
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July 24, 2012 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Madeline Hartsell Lamb, 71, a Chester County lawyer for 34 years, died Sunday, July 8, of glioblastoma, a brain tumor, at the Cary, N.C., home of her daughter, Amanda Lamb Griffin. After graduating from law school in 1978, Mrs. Lamb was in a West Chester law practice with her husband, William Lamb, who later became Chester County district attorney and a Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice. Mrs. Lamb then conducted a solo practice of family law in West Chester from 1985 to 2012, her daughter said.
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March 20, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
DEVON Wade McDevitt has resigned from the Devon Horse Show board of directors, weeks after giving up his post as chairman amid controversy over his role in a potentially lucrative retail and hotel venture beside the fairgrounds. His wife, Wendy McDevitt - whose family ties to the proposed developer for that project, Urban Outfitters Inc., sparked allegations of double-dealing - also resigned Monday, according to the horse show's attorney. Both left the board of the prestigious Main Line institution to spend more time with their family, McDevitt said.
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July 31, 1996 | By Bill Ordine, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Delaware County District Attorney's Office asked the state Supreme Court yesterday to lift its order halting all competency proceedings in the John E. du Pont case. Prosecutors also asked the court for an expedited ruling on the state's legal standard for determining competency. Du Pont is charged with the Jan. 26 slaying of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz. A pivotal issue is the millionaire's competency to stand trial. In the motion to the state Supreme Court, prosecutors wrote that a new Pennsylvania law, signed July 2, settled the issue of a legal competency standard.
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October 28, 2014 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
After weeks of turmoil and recrimination, Monday's announcement that Seamus McCaffery would step down from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is an important move toward restoring the credibility of a court badly shaken by internal intrigue and allegations of impropriety. That is the view of many lawyers who practice before the court, who say further infighting would have severely hampered the court's ability to function. Nancy Winkelman, a partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis L.L.P.
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March 20, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
DEVON Wade McDevitt has resigned from the Devon Horse Show board of directors, weeks after giving up his post as chairman amid controversy over his role in a potentially lucrative retail and hotel venture beside the fairgrounds. His wife, Wendy McDevitt - whose family ties to the proposed developer for that project, Urban Outfitters Inc., sparked allegations of double-dealing - also resigned Monday, according to the horse show's attorney. Both left the board of the prestigious Main Line institution to spend more time with their family, McDevitt said.
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March 3, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
EASTTOWN The chairman of the Devon Horse Show has resigned, four months after board members at the prestigious Main Line institution challenged what some said was his undisclosed role in a proposal to build a high-end retail center and hotel beside the fairgrounds. Wade McDevitt, whose grandfather was one of the show's founders and who in many ways grew up on its grounds, said he stepped down to spend more time with his family. The plan he had backed to build what could be Devon's first taste of a town center - a project in which his family stood to profit - has stalled.
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October 11, 2013 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - The federal judge presiding over a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state law barring same-sex marriage said Wednesday that he would decide within a month if the case should proceed to trial next year. During an hour-long meeting with lawyers, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones 3d said he first must rule on motions by the Corbett administration to dismiss the case. In filings to the judge, lawyers for the commonwealth have argued that under a 1972 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, federal courts have no jurisdiction over state marriage laws.
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July 24, 2012 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Madeline Hartsell Lamb, 71, a Chester County lawyer for 34 years, died Sunday, July 8, of glioblastoma, a brain tumor, at the Cary, N.C., home of her daughter, Amanda Lamb Griffin. After graduating from law school in 1978, Mrs. Lamb was in a West Chester law practice with her husband, William Lamb, who later became Chester County district attorney and a Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice. Mrs. Lamb then conducted a solo practice of family law in West Chester from 1985 to 2012, her daughter said.
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October 9, 2010 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
William Arthur Lamb, 85, of Malvern, a retired civil engineer for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, died Monday, Oct. 4, of dementia at home. After his appointment in 1967 as assistant engineer for the Philadelphia district of the Pennsylvania Highway Department, now PennDot, he oversaw the design, construction, and improvements of major roadways in the city and its suburbs. His projects included construction of I-95 exit and entrance ramps through Philadelphia and the Vine Street Expressway.
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September 21, 2008 | By Chris Mondics INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Little more than a year after graduating from law school, William Lamb was getting restless. He was chafing at life as a young associate at the then-old-line Philadelphia law firm Dechert L.L.P., where newly minted lawyers would slave away for years at menial tasks before having any chance of making partner. He yearned to practice law in the quiet country towns of rural Chester County, where he had been raised. So he marched into the office of the firm's chairman and said he wanted out. "He [the chairman]
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February 12, 2003 | By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Accused of raiding the county of some of its top legal talent, new state Supreme Court Justice William H. Lamb has a ready admission: guilty. Lamb, 62, of Devon, a partner in Chester County's largest law firm was sworn in Friday to fill out the term of Stephen A. Zappala, who reached the mandatory retirement age of 70. Because he agreed not to run for reelection, Lamb had to jump on the fast track when it came to assembling a legal team....
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January 10, 2003 | By Nancy Petersen and Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For the last 37 years, West Chester lawyer William H. Lamb has specialized in resisting a law specialty - a decision that makes him an ideal candidate for the state's highest court, supporters say. Lamb's nomination by outgoing Gov. Schweiker Wednesday to fill a vacancy on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court caps a career that includes two terms as Chester County's district attorney, a nine-year tenure as local Republican Party chairman, and partnership...
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August 10, 2000 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Despite her promise to stick around, Jefferson Bank's founder, Betsy Z. Cohen, has cashed in all of her stock and quit the board of the New Jersey company that bought her Philadelphia-based bank last year. Cohen sold her $23 million holding in Hudson United Bancorp on July 17, according to Securities and Exchange Commission records. William Lamb, a cofounder of Jefferson Bank, sold his $13 million stake in Hudson the same day. Asked about the stock sales yesterday, bank chairman Kenneth Neilson said the two had quit the Hudson board the day they sold the stock.
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