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Kelley Hodge, Elliot Greenleaf

Hodge's 'Even Keel' Is Just What Phila. DA's Office Needs Now, Lawyers Say

By Max Mitchell |

With the First Judicial District's selection of Kelley Hodge as Philadelphia's interim district attorney, many in the criminal defense bar expressed high hopes the veteran prosecutor has the background and temperament to guide the office through a troubled time of transition.

Court Nixes $4.7M Med Mal Award, Calls for New Damages Trial

By Zack Needles |

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has reversed a $4.7 million verdict awarded to a guitarist who alleged the burn unit at Temple University Hospital failed to properly treat him for exposure to hydrofluoric acid, requiring him to have portions of two of his fingers amputated.

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SCOTUS' Game-Changing 'Bristol-Myers' Hasn't Yielded Easy Defense Wins

By Amanda Bronstad |

A U.S. Supreme Court decision widely heralded by defense attorneys as a "game-changer" hasn't exactly dealt them a slam dunk in the courts.

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Ashley Madison Class Accord Question: What If Claimants Don't Want to Be Found?

By Amanda Bronstad |

Many users gave fake email or street addresses when setting up accounts and might not want notices of the deal sent to their businesses or home addresses.

Kelley Hodge, Elliot Greenleaf

Board of Judges Picks Philadelphia's Interim DA

By Max Mitchell |

The First Judicial District's Board of Judges has selected Kelley Hodge to be Philadelphia's district attorney, marking the first time an African-American woman has served as the city's top prosecutor. She has been named to fill the post in the interim until a new district attorney can be elected in November and sworn in in January 2018.

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Husband Can't Sue Over Pastor's Affair With Wife

By Zack Needles |

There's no cure for a broken heart—at least not under Pennsylvania law. A man whose wife had an affair with the pastor of their church has no legal recourse, a Philadelphia trial judge has ruled.