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Judge ignores recommendation, sends Meek Mill to prison

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison on probation violations Monday by a Philadelphia judge who said the musician had wasted several chances to clean up his act following a 2009 gun and drug case. The sentence rounded out a roughly decade-long back and forth between the […]

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Tough Negotiating Wins 6-Figure Award for Off-Duty Officer Hurt in Crash

McMonagle, Perri, McHugh & Mischak has won a six-figure settlement for an off-duty Philadelphia police officer who was seriously injured in a car accident. The firm’s lawyers negotiated aggressively with insurance companies for months on the client’s behalf. A motorist who was texting while driving slammed into the rear of the officer’s vehicle. The client […]

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Pa. Attorney General renews pursuit of criminal charges against Amtrak engineer

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is appealing a judge’s September decision to toss criminal charges against Brandon Bostian, the engineer who was driving Amtrak Train 188 when it derailed in May 2015, injuring hundreds and killing eight. Shapiro’s office said Tuesday it has filed a notice of appeal of to Common Pleas Judge Thomas Gehret’s […]

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Pennsylvania AG will still seek charges against Amtrak derailment engineer

The pursuit of criminal charges against the engineer who derailed an Amtrak train in Philadelphia in 2015 will continue, as Pennsylvania’s attorney general reported he was appealing a municipal court judge’s decision last month to dismiss charges. Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Tuesday that he had filed a notice of appeal. The filing with Common […]

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Prosecutors Still Pursuing Charges Against Driver in Philly Amtrak Crash

Pennsylvania’s attorney general is still pursuing criminal charges against the driver of a deadly Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia in 2015, appealing a judge’s decision last month to throw out the charges. Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office said on Tuesday he had filed a notice of appeal, extending what has been a convoluted legal path […]

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Dogged Representation Aids Family in Fatal Drunken Driving Case

It was an early fall evening. A 73-year-old man had picked his grandson up at football practice and was driving the young teenager home. It was a routine repeated daily by thousands of grandparents and parents. Nothing out of the ordinary. But as the two traveled through Philadelphia’s East Mount Airy neighborhood, the ordinary errand […]

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Brandon Bostian, engineer of derailed Philly Amtrak train, sees charges thrown out

A judge has tossed criminal charges against the Amtrak engineer accused of involuntary manslaughter in a Philadelphia derailment that killed eight people. Judge Thomas Gehret made the decision Tuesday after a preliminary hearing for Brandon Bostian, 34. Gehret said the evidence offered by prosecutors convinced him that the wreck was “more likely an accident than […]

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Charges dropped against Amtrak engineer in deadly derailment case

A judge on Tuesday dropped charges that included involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment against an Amtrak engineer involved in a 2015 crash that killed eight people. Brandon Bostian’s Washington-to-New York train rounded a curve at 106 miles per hour, more than twice the legal limit, and careened off the tracks that hit cars and hurled […]

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Philadelphia Amtrak Derailment Was ‘Likely an Accident,’ Judge Finds

A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday dismissed involuntary manslaughter charges against an Amtrak engineer who was driving a train that derailed in Philadelphia in 2015, killing eight people. The judge said the episode appeared to be an accident and not the result of criminal negligence. The judge, Thomas F. Gehret of Philadelphia Municipal Court, said evidence […]

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Nimble Lawyering Results in Substantial Award

McMonagle, Perri, McHugh & Mischak attorneys found themselves in a fierce battle over damages when their client, injured in a shuttle bus crash, unexpectedly declined. The client, a hard-working hotel manager and dedicated husband and father, was riding in the shuttle bus from Philadelphia International Airport when it crashed on Interstate 476. It was nighttime, […]

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