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Accomplished Employment Attorney Julie A. Uebler Joins Firm as Partner

Philadelphia, PA – January 4, 2017: Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores, LLC (GPFF) is pleased to announce that Julie A. Uebler, Esq., a highly accomplished and sought after plaintiff’s employment attorney with more than twenty (20) years’ experience in a diverse array of employment matters, has joined the firm as a partner. Julie’s practice is…

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Five GPFF Attorneys Selected to 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List

Philadelphia, PA – May 24, 2016: Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores, LLC (GPFF), is pleased to announce that five of its attorneys have been selected to the 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high…

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Ronald L. Greenblatt, Esq. Selected to 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List

Philadelphia, PA – May 24, 2016: Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC (GPFF), is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Greenblatt has been selected to the 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list in the area of Criminal Defense, Employment Litigation. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than…

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Patricia V. Pierce Selected to 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List

Philadelphia, PA – May 24, 2016: Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC (GPFF), is pleased to announce Patricia V. Pierce has been selected to the 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list in the area of Employment & Labor law. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70…

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Michael J. Engle Selected to 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List

Philadelphia, PA – May 24, 2016: Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores (formerly Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores), is pleased to announce that Michael J. Engle, Esq. was selected to the 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list in the area of Criminal Defense: White Collar. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding…

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James A. Funt, Esq. Selected to 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List

Philadelphia, PA – May 24, 2016: Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC (GPFF), is pleased to announce that James A. Funt has been selected to the 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list in the area of Criminal Defense. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice…

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Peter F. Vaira Selected to 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List

Philadelphia, PA – May 24, 2016: Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC (GPFF), is pleased to announce Peter F. Vaira has been selected to the 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list in the area of Criminal Defense: White Collar. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70…

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Jury Awards Philadelphia Man Over 1 Million Dollars for being Falsely Arrested for the Homicide of a Philadelphia Police Officer

Philadelphia, PA – April 20, 2016: Today, a Philadelphia jury awarded $1,030,250 to Kareem Alleyne in his lawsuit against three veteran Philadelphia homicide detectives for false arrest and malicious prosecution. The facts of the case were as follows: In 2014 Mr. Alleyne was acquitted of charges of Homicide by Vehicle and Involuntary Manslaughter that he…

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GPFF Announced as 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Philadelphia, PA – April 22, 2016: Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores announced as part of an extraordinary group of law firms in 2016 represented in the year’s “Best Law Firms” rankings. We are pleased to announce that Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores received recognition in the 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”…

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Consumer Fraud Class Action Case Against Star Career Academy Results in 11 Million Dollar Judgment

Philadelphia, PA – November 13, 2015: A consumer fraud class action against an occupational school on behalf of those seeking certification as surgical technicians, Polanco v. Star Career Academy, ended with a Camden County jury awarding a $2.97 million sum that’s subject to trebling, interest and fees. The suit contended that Star Career Academy, which is…

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Jets to pay $324,000 to cheerleaders to settle lawsuit over wages

In a move that could send a signal to teams in other NFL cities, the Jets have agreed to pay nearly $324,000 to cheerleaders to settle a class-action lawsuit in which women claimed they were cheated out of wages, ordered to practices but not paid and forced to cover work-related expenses, like makeup, hair care…

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Patricia Pierce Named U.S. News’ Best Lawyers 2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA. October 15, 2015: Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores’ Employment Lawyer Patricia Pierce Named to U.S. News’ Best Lawyers for 2016. We are pleased to announce that Patricia Pierce was named the Best Lawyers’ 2016 in Philadelphia. Following her “Lawyer of the Year” accolade for 2013, Patricia Pierce has been selected by her peers…

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South Jersey/Philadelphia Criminal Defense Powerhouse Welcomes 26-year veteran of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office to the Firm

Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt, and Flores, LLC (GPFF) is pleased to announce that former Camden County Assistant Prosecutor Michele G. Morgera has joined the firm and will be working in its Haddonfield, New Jersey office. The 26-year veteran of the Prosecutor’s office joins Leonard Baker, Esquire, who is one of the area’s leading criminal attorneys,…

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Attorneys Ronald L. Greenblatt and Michael J. Engle Speak on Grand Jury Practice

Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC (GPEFF), is pleased to announce that partners Ronald L. Greenblatt and Michael J. Engle recently spoke on a special two part CLE entitled “PA Grand Jury Practice: Investigating and Indicting.” The program, sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association, was intended to help practitioners understand the grand jury process…

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Ex-J.P. Morgan Senior Executive Files Suit Against Financial Services Giant

Ex-J.P. Morgan Senior Executive files suit against financial services giant alleging he was fired because he refused to follow senior managements’ order to scuttle settlement of a pivotal housing discrimination case that was set for argument before the United States Supreme Court. PHILADELPHIA, PA. May 18, 2015: Today in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas,…

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Philadelphia Chiropractor Vindicated After Accusation by Patient

 PHILADELPHIA, PA – April 30, 2015: On Thursday, April 30, 2015 a Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas jury found Dr. Christopher V. Walcott not guilty of all criminal charges made against him by a former patient at his chiropractic practice, Advanced Wellness Center of PA, located at 14260 Bustleton Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia. In 2011,…

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Harry J. Kane, Jr. Joins Firm as Senior Associate

PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 6, 2015: Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC (GPFF), is pleased to announce that Harry J. Kane, Jr. has joined the firm as a Senior Associate. Harry will be based in the Philadelphia office and brings 26 years of legal experience in civil litigation to the firm. At various times…

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Lori Mach Joins Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores as Appellate Counsel

PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 30, 2015: Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt, and Flores, LLC, is pleased to announce that Lori Mach has joined the firm after a successful twenty year career at the Defender Association of Philadelphia. She will serve as Appellate Counsel in the firm’s Pennsylvania and Federal Criminal Practice groups, while also practicing as…

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Patricia Pierce and Michael Engle Named U.S. News’ Best Lawyers 2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA. October 15, 2014: Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores’ Lawyers Patricia Pierce, Michael Engle and Thomas More Marrone were named to U.S. News’ Best Lawyers for 2015…

Patricia V. Pierce Serves as Panel Moderator at 2014 NELA Annual Convention

Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC, is pleased to announce that partner Patricia V. Pierce served as moderator for a panel discussion on “Effective Strategies for Negotiating Executive Employment Contracts” at the 2014 Annual Convention of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA). The convention celebrated 50 years of the Civil Rights Act of 1964….

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Ashley E. Shapiro, Criminal Defense Lawyer, Joins the Firm

PHILADELPHIA, PA. June 23, 2014: Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC, is pleased to announce that Ashley E. Shapiro has become an associate with the firm. She will practice out of both the firm’s Philadelphia, PA and Haddonfield, NJ offices. Her practice concentrates on the areas of White Collar Criminal Defense & Corporate Investigations…

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New York Jets Sued for Wage Theft by Member of the Flight Crew

Another NFL team is facing a class action lawsuit for wage theft brought by one of its cheerleaders. A lawsuit was filed today by Krystal C in New Jersey state court against the New York Jets on behalf of their cheerleaders. The complaint [Krystal C v. New York Jets LLC] seeks monetary damages on behalf…

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Peter F. Vaira Joins Firm as Special Counsel

PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 5, 2015: We are pleased to announce that Peter F. Vaira, one of our country’s preeminent white collar criminal defense lawyers, has joined Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC (GPFF) and will serve as Special Counsel to our firm. M. Vaira’s over 50 years of practice, during which he has…

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GPFF’s Criminal Defense Practice Expands with the Addition of Attorneys Peter Vaira and Leonard Baker

PHILADELPHIA, PA. March 3, 2014: The criminal defense division of Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC (GPFF) has expanded with our recent additions of attorneys Peter F. Vaira and Leonard Baker. Peter F. Vaira, one of our country’s preeminent white collar criminal defense lawyers has joined Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC (GPFF)…

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Patricia Pierce Selected for Inclusion in 2014 Best Lawyers in America

PHILADELPHIA, PA. November 14, 2013: The law firm of Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores is pleased to announce that partner Patricia V. Pierce was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. She has received this honor every year since 1995. Patricia heads the Employment and Complex Litigation Practice…

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GPFF Announced as 2014 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

11.01.2013 – Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores announced as part of an extraordinary group of law firms represented in this year’s “Best Law Firms” rankings. We are pleased to announce that Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores received recognition in the 2014 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings for the second…

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Attorney Michael Engle Speaks on Federal Grand Jury Practice

PHILADELPHIA, PA. October 21, 2013: Michael J. Engle, partner at Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC, participated as a panel member at a session entitled “Controlling the Flow of Information: Defense Counsel’s Role in Federal Grand Jury Practice” at a recent CLE event hosted by the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL). The…

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From Accused to Vindicated: Dismissal of All Charges Against Wrongfully Accused Temple Football Player

PHILADELPHIA, PA. October 7, 2013: There is finally vindication for former Temple University football player, Praise Martin-Oguike, who lost his football career, his scholarship and his dignity. His record is now clean. Praise Martin-Oguike says it has been 17 months of hell. “It’s been tough. I don’t even know how to explain it. It’s somewhere…

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All Charges Against Temple Football Player Praise Marin-Oguike Dismissed

PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 7, 2013: Today all charges against Praise Martin-Oguike were dismissed. For the past 18 months, this young man has lived under a terrible cloud. After being branded as a rapist for a crime he did not commit, he was ostracized, stripped of his athletic scholarship, kicked out of Temple University and…

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Criminal Defense Attorney Leonard Baker Joins GPFF

PHILADELPHIA, PA. October 3, 2013: We are pleased to announce that Leonard S. Baker, one of South Jersey’s preeminent criminal defense lawyers, has joined Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC (GPFF) and will serve as the Director of our New Jersey Office. Len’s 40 years of practice in both state and federal court, litigating…

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Attorney Greenblatt Receives Award as Outgoing Chair of Philadelphia Chapter of PACDL

PHILADELPHIA, PA. August 22, 2013: Michael J. Engle, partner at Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC, participated as a panel member at a session entitled “Making an Effective Sentencing Hearing Presentation” at the recent 2013 Federal Bench Bar Conference. One of Philadelphia’s top criminal defense lawyers, Michael’s practice has included cases ranging from typical…

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Attorney Michael Engle Serves on Panel at 2013 Federal Bench Bar Conference

PHILADELPHIA, PA. August 22, 2013: Michael J. Engle, partner at Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC, participated as a panel member at a session entitled “Making an Effective Sentencing Hearing Presentation” at the recent 2013 Federal Bench Bar Conference. One of Philadelphia’s top criminal defense lawyers, Michael’s practice has included cases ranging from typical…

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New Partner Michael J. Engle and New Firm Name Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC

PHILADELPHIA, PA. June 20, 2013: We are pleased to announce that MICHAEL J. ENGLE, one of Philadelphia’s top criminal defense lawyers, has joined our firm. Michael’s practice will continue to involve criminal defense cases in both state and federal courts, as well as select civil litigation matters. Mr. Engle will also focus on leading the…

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GPFF Attorney James Funt Addresses Justice Gap During Discussion Panel

WHYY-FM Radio Times marks 50-year anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright Philadelphia, Pa. – March 18, 2013 – Attorney James A. Funt, a founding partner at Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores (www.gpfflaw.com), was part of a panel discussion that explored the challenges resulting from the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision 50 years ago that requires…

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Patricia Pierce Named Best Lawyers’ 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” in Employment Law

09.15.2012 – Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores’ Employment Lawyer Patricia Pierce Named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 for Philadelphia Employment Law We are pleased to announce that Patricia Pierce was named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Philadelphia Employment Law – Individuals “Lawyer of the Year”. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community…

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GPFF Announced as 2011 – 2012 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

11.01.2011 – Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores announced as part of an extraordinary group of law firms represented in this year’s “Best Law Firms” rankings. We are pleased to announce that Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores received recognition in the 2011 – 2012 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings. These…

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GPFF Law Firm Announces Partner Patricia V. Pierce and New Employment Law Offerings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Philadelphia Law Firm Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores Announce Partner Patricia V. Pierce and New Employment Law Offerings Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores expands practice in areas of employment law and civil law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and nationally. June 15, 2011 – The Philadelphia law firm of Greenblatt, Pierce,…

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GPFF IN THE NEWS

Malvern Paramedic Found Not Guilty in Patient Assault Case

PHILADELPHIA, PA. April, 27, 2015:  Pennsylvania jury found medic, Michael Bernard McMahon, not guilty of all charges stemming from an altercation with a patient. A jury in Philadelphia found a paramedic not guilty of all charges stemming from an altercation with a patient following a week-long trial.   Michael Bernard McMahon, 38, was acquitted of all…

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NJ Judge Grants Cert In For-Profit Med School Class Action

By Joshua Alston (source: Law360.com ) Law360, New York (May 29, 2014, 8:33 PM ET) — A New Jersey state judge on Thursday granted class certification in a consumer fraud suit against Star Career Academy, a for-profit school accused of concealing changes to state law that would preclude its surgical technology students from obtaining work…

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Attorney James Funt Debates the First Amendment and Hate Speech with Talk Radio 1210 Host Dom Giordano

PHILADELPHIA, PA. May 7, 2014: Radio talk show host Dom Giordano spoke with James Funt, a lawyer for the Black Israelites, on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT to discuss the group’s demonstrations outside of the Shops at Liberty Place and their freedom-of-speech rights. [ Listen to the Interview via Talk Radio 1210 WPHT Podcast ] The…

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Former Philly Police Officer Joseph Harvey ACQUITTED of all charges

Philadelphia Pa. March 21, 2014 This week, a federal jury acquitted former Philadelphia Police Officer Joseph Harvey of all charges stemming from a 2009 incident in an abandoned Kensington Row where a woman accused of the Officer of indecent exposure and violating her civil rights. The jury agreed with testimony that the sexual encounter was…

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Dismissal of all charges against wrongfully accused Temple Football player

Read/watch the ‘Al Jazeera America’ story on the sexual assault charges which have been drop against a Temple football player.

Ex-Temple University Player Speaks on Dropped Rape Charges — Philadelphia Action News 6

Read/watch the ‘Action News’ story on the sexual assault charges which have been drop against a Temple football player.

Charges Dropped Against Temple Football Player – Philadelphia Daily News

Read the October 2013 ‘Philadelphia Daily News’ story on the sexual assault charges which have been drop against a Temple football player.

Charges Dropped Against Former Temple Football Player Accused of Rape – CBS Philly

Read/watch the October 7 2013, ‘CBS Philly’ story on the sexual assault charges which have been drop against a Temple football player.

From Accused to Vindicated: Dismissal of All Charges Against Wrongfully Accused Temple Football Player

PHILADELPHIA, PA. October 7, 2013: There is finally vindication for former Temple University football player, Praise Martin-Oguike, who lost his football career, his scholarship and his dignity. His record is now clean. Praise Martin-Oguike says it has been 17 months of hell. “It’s been tough. I don’t even know how to explain it. It’s somewhere…

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Grand Juries on Witness Intimidation Are Challenged

The Legal Intelligencer — August 14, 2013 After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court restored the use of indicting grand juries for cases involving witness intimidation, the First Judicial District has been addressing a series of concerns about Philadelphia’s application of the charging tool. Several issues have become topics of discussion such as the defendant’s; access to…

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Attorney James Funt on WHYY-FM Radio Discussing the Justice Gap 50 Years Since Gideon v Wainwright Ruling

Attorney James Funt Adds Legal Perspective to Justice Gap Discussion Panel We are honored that GPFF Attorney James Funt was selected to be part of a panel discussion on the WHYY-FM Radio Times show hosted by Marty Moss-Coane. Attorney Funt lent his expertise and legal perspective to a discussion that explored the challenges states are…

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Anthony Gargano of Philadelphia Sports Radio 620 WIP Calls on Attorney Ron Greenblatt to Gain Insight Into the NFL Lockout

Attorney Ron Greenblatt Helps Make Sense of NFL Lockout with Anthony Gargano and Glen Macnow. Philadelphia Sports Radio 620 WIP is tapping the legal expertise of Attorney Ronald Greenblatt, managing partner of the Philadelphia law firm Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, to explain developments in the 2011 NFL lockout and arbitration case to its…

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$4 Million Verdict in Helpin v. University of Pennsylvania

Founder of Community Dental Clinic Wins Breach of Contract Case. Doctor Mark Helpin, a Philadelphia dentist who built a dental clinic at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to provide dental services to children from low income families, has won his breach of contract case against the University of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld the $4…

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“Braking Point” – DHS Social Worker Given Dangerous Vehicle

Braking Point…DHS Social Worker Wrongly Criminally Charged for a Car Accident When the Brakes Failed Cleared of all Criminal Charges. She Then Successfully Sues the City for False Arrest. A DHS Social Worker Contends The City Loaned Her A Dangerous Vehicle. Department of Human Services (DHS) social worker Dawn George was driving a city-owned 1999…

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“A Lowe Blow” Ralph Lowe Welcomes Freedom as the Innocent Man is Finally Set Free

After 21 months in jail, a Philadelphia man is released on the eve of his trial. Although 21-year-old Ralph Lowe said he did not fatally shoot 44-year-old Kevin Coles in North Philadelphia, the Philadelphia district attorney charged him with murder. Lowe was charged and sent to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on the basis of a…

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Landlord Declared Unfit For Trial Related to Apartment House Tragedy

Accused Landlord Is Held On Bail…Politically Motivated Case? A judge has ruled that landlord John Gray, 63, is incompetent to stand trial for six murders, including those of four children, in a West Philadelphia apartment house that was rife with building code violations when it caught fire. Gray’s lawyer, Ronald Greenblatt, of Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle,…

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CLASS ACTION NEWS

NJ Judge Grants Cert In For-Profit Med School Class Action

By Joshua Alston (source: Law360.com ) Law360, New York (May 29, 2014, 8:33 PM ET) — A New Jersey state judge on Thursday granted class certification in a consumer fraud suit against Star Career Academy, a for-profit school accused of concealing changes to state law that would preclude its surgical technology students from obtaining work…

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Law Suit Clears For Trial In Consumer Fraud Act Case Against Star Career Academy

New Jersey Court Grants Class Certification And Clears Suit For Trial In Consumer Fraud Act Case Against For-Profit School Star Career Academy. More than 1000 Students Affected. Today Camden County Superior Court Judge Anthony M. Pugliese granted Class Certification in a case brought by a graduate of for-profit school Star Career Academy’s Surgical Technology Program,…

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