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Court Radio: MLK Special: “Freedom and Justice for All”

On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer speaks to Jim Figorski and Shaurn Thomas about Shaurn's exoneration after spending 24 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. They also talk about Jim's partnership with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project in working towards Shaurn's exoneration.

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Philadelphia Man Gets $4.15M Settlement in Civil Rights Lawsuit After Spending 24 Years in Prison for a Murder He Did Not Commit

(Photo above, Shaurn Thomas, left, and attorney, James Figorski) Shaurn Thomas was just a 16-year-old boy in 1990 when he was arrested by two Philadelphia police detectives and charged with murdering a man in North Philadelphia. After his arrest, the detectives and the legal system didn’t listen to his alibi – that he was in custody at a juvenile detention facility at the time of the killing – as the detectives pushed their own agendas...

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Court Radio: Part II: Asbestos in Our Workplace and Schools: Addressing the Public Health Crisis with Legislation

On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer continues his discussion about asbestos with State Senator Vincent J. Hughes, who represents the 7th District of Pennsylvania. They discuss what political leaders and legislation can do to stop the asbestos health crisis that is still causing school districts to close down.

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Med Mal Lawyer Wins $6.48M Verdict for Family of Child Born with Birth Defects Due to Blood Pressure Medicine Prescribed for Her Then-Pregnant Mother

A child who was born with serious birth defects after her mother continued to take blood pressure medication while she was pregnant has been awarded $6.48 million in damages by a Georgia jury to pay for her ongoing medical treatments. The girl, now 8 years old, suffered brain damage, kidney damage, cognitive issues, skull abnormalities, intestinal problems and other medical issues due to the blood pressure medicine that was prescribed for her mother, Terry Franklin,...

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Car Accident Attorney Gets $12M Settlement for Family of Teen ATV Rider Killed After Being Tasered by a Michigan State Trooper

The family of a 15-year-old Detroit teenager has reached a $12 million settlement with the Michigan State Police after the boy died in an ATV crash in 2017 after he was Tasered by a state trooper through the window of a patrol car. The teen, Damon Grimes, was riding the ATV on a street on Detroit's east side on Aug. 26, 2017, when a state trooper fired a Taser at him from the passenger seat...

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Happy New Year 2020 From MyPhillyLawyer, and Our New Year’s Reminder to Drive Safe and Sober

With the recent Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa holidays behind us and New Year's Eve coming up this week, car crash attorneys MyPhillyLawyer want to remind everyone about the  dangers of drunk driving and DUI as we begin to welcome the approaching New Year of 2020. To fight to keep drunk drivers off our roads this holiday season the Pennsylvania State Police will once again be participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) “Drive Sober...

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