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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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Tenacity Wins Cash Settlement for Couple in Case of Bat-Infested Home

A bat-infested home and a recalcitrant property manager drove a couple to seek help from McMonagle, Perri, McHugh & Mischak. The couple discovered the bats soon after moving into a luxury townhouse in Montgomery County. The property manager/owner, Korman Communities, refused to take any responsibility and told the couple they were free to move. McMonagle […]

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‘Keep Your Mouth Shut, Live Your Life’: Legal Expert On Early Release Of OJ Simpson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP)—A legal expert is weighing in on O.J. Simpson’s early release saying that the crime that landed him behind bars was “the dumbest thing he could have done.” Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a […]

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After Grisly Killings in Pennsylvania, a Quick Deal to Spare Execution

The police had been investigating the disappearance of four men in Pennsylvania for only a week when prosecutors sprang a deal on their chief suspect: Confess to murder and help the investigation, and avoid the death penalty. Cosmo DiNardo, 20, a college dropout and scion of an affluent family in Bucks County, Pa., quickly said […]

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Philly attorney joins defense team representing Cosmo DiNardo in Bucks County missing men case

A Philadelphia defense attorney confirmed to reporters in Doylestown Borough on Thursday afternoon that he is representing a Bensalem man considered a person of interest in the disappearance of four men. Fortunato Perri Jr. said he is representing Cosmo DiNardo, the 20-year-old Bensalem man who’s being held in Bucks County’s prison in lieu of $5 […]

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Cosby lawyer employs tough cross-examinations, dramatic style

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – Defense attorney Brian McMonagle’s arguably biggest courtroom drama, the sex assault trial of entertainer Bill Cosby, has been a legal rematch with prosecutor Kevin Steele, who was on the opposing – and losing – side of a nearly identical 2014 rape case. In the Cosby trial, McMonagle, 58, wielded his signature […]

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National Coverage of Brian J. McMonagle Representation of Bill Cosby

Cosby attorney: He means a lot to a lot of us, CNN, June 27th, 2017 Bill Cosby’s lawyer ‘confident’ in acquittal if case is retried, ABC News, June 20th, 2017 Bill Cosby’s attorney says he is worried about entertainer’s health, CNN, June 18th, 2017 Cosby lawyer employs tough cross-examinations, dramatic style, Channel NewsAsia, June 13th, 2017 Bill Cosby’s Fate […]

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Lawyer: Eagles player licensed to carry gun in Texas

The lawyer for a Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver facing charges for driving with an unlicensed gun in New Jersey says that he is licensed to carry in Texas. Fortunato Perri Jr. says that Josh Huff is licensed in his home state and that the gun was not loaded when he was stopped on the Walt […]

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