Court Radio: The Kavanaugh Appointment

On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer talks to Councilman Derek Green about the recent Supreme Court Justice confirmation, the upcoming midterm election, and the annual Autism Speaks Walk on October 20. Later, Dean answers legal questions from callers. [powerpress]

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Court Radio: Freedom of the Press

On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer and Monica Peters, producer for Court Radio, talks to Jim Saksa, reporter for WHYY and Alex Tarquinio, President of the Society of Professional Journalists about whether the government should be obligated to brief the press. Later, they answer press-related questions from callers. [powerpress]

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$10M Settlement to Woman Who Lost Both Legs After Being Struck by Bus

A 65-year-old West Orange, N.J., woman who had to have both legs amputated after being struck and crushed by a New Jersey Transit bus in 2016 has reached a $10 million settlement with the transit agency. The victim, Claire Dertouzos, was struck by the bus on May 28, 2016, as she was trying to cross Mount Prospect Avenue at Heller Parkway in Newark, according to a Sept. 25 story by NJ.com. The bus was making a left...

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$1M Settlement to Motorcyclist Struck and Injured by Turning Car

A motorcyclist who suffered severe leg injuries when he was struck by a turning car as he was riding his motorcycle in Montgomery County, Pa., in 2016 has reached a $1 million settlement with the driver of the car and the driver's employer. The victim, Michael Solow, was riding on Pennsylvania Avenue in Fort Washington on July 27, 2016 when a sedan being driven by Robert Sligh II, struck his motorcycle, according to an Aug....

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$242M Verdict to Family of Children Hurt by Seatbacks in Lexus Crash

The family of two young children who suffered traumatic brain injuries when the family's 2002 Lexus sedan was struck from behind while sitting in traffic in September of 2016 have been awarded $242.1 million in damages by a Texas jury. The children, Owen Reavis, 3, and his sister, Emily, 5, were severely injured in the back seat of the car when the front seats, where their parents were sitting in the Lexus, were forced backward...

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Court Radio: Workers’ Comp with Jeffery S. Gross

On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman and Jeffrey S. Gross of MyPhillyLawyer talks misconceptions about workers' compensation, how medical marijuana affects workers' comp claims and answer questions from callers. [powerpress]

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$2.5M Settlement After Equipment Mechanic Killed in Building Collapse

The family of a 52-year-old New Jersey heavy equipment mechanic has reached a $2.5 million settlement with two development and construction companies after the man was killed when a building collapsed on him at a building demolition site. The worker, Raymond Crosby, arrived at the demolition site of the Beachwood Shopping Plaza to repair a piece of equipment on Sept. 24, 2015, when he was asked to go inside the site to cut several support...

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