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Firm Defeats Statutory Employer Defense, Wins Large Award for Injured Union Worker

McMonagle, Perri, McHugh & Mischak won a large cash settlement for a union worker who was injured while working at a chemical plant in Philadelphia. The worker was badly burned when a caustic chemical dripped on her face. Workplace injury cases can be challenging and complex, as companies often argue that the worker contributed to […]

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Cosmo DiNardo In Court, May Still Face Death Penalty In Bucks County Murders

By: David Spunt, CBS Philly December 13, 2017 BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) – The cousins charged in the brutal murders of four menat a bucks county farm will be in court Thursday for their formal arraignment. The suspects are now facing pressure to cooperate, even after authorities say Cosmo Dinardo admitted to shooting and burying the men. […]

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Death penalty still possible if Cosmo DiNardo ‘reneges on deal’

By: Laurie Mason Schroeder, The Morning Call December 14, 2017 The deal prosecutors made with Cosmo DiNardo to spare him the death penalty in exchange for his cooperation in helping police find the body of one of four Bucks County men he allegedly killed and buried on his family’s Solebury farm could be off the table […]

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Persistence Defeats Efforts to Deny Award in Fatality

Roosevelt Boulevard, which runs up through Northeast Philadelphia, is one of the most dangerous roads in America – for motorists and pedestrians. TV news crews are regularly dispatched to the boulevard to film accident scenes. Crossing the broad roadway on foot is especially dangerous. McMonagle, Perri, McHugh & Mischak represented the family of one man […]

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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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