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City of Philadelphia Facing Multiple Claims of Wrongful Conviction

The City of Philadelphia has been at the center of several high profile cases over the past couple of months involving individuals serving time for murder convictions who had their convictions vacated on appeal.  Walter Ogrod Sues City of Philadelphia after Overturning His Murder Conviction Walter Ogrod, represented by the Marrone Law Firm, LLC, was…

  • Apple Self-Driving Cars Involved in Accidents While in Manual Mode

    Two self-driving vehicles being tested by Apple were involved in minor collisions while in manual mode in August of this year. Apple Cars Involved in Two Rear-End Collisions in August Apple has been testing self-driving technology since 2017, fitting sensors and cameras to Lexus RX 450h vehicles as part of the company’s long-term project to…

  • Inferior Design and Construction May Have Contributed to the Surfside Condo Collapse in Florida

    An investigation by the New York Times revealed that the Surfside condo collapse that left nearly 100 people dead may have been caused by faulty design, last-minute design changes, and shoddy construction and maintenance practices. NYT Investigation Finds Surfside Condo Suffered from Negligent Design and Construction Practices The investigation focused on the base of the…

  • Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty to Reinstated Sexual Assault Charge

    Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein appeared in court recently to plead not guilty to a reinstated sexual assault charge.  Charge Originally Dismissed on Statute of Limitations Grounds The trial judge had dismissed a sexual battery charge after Weinstein’s attorneys successfully moved to dismiss the charge on statute of limitations grounds. Weinstein is currently being held…

  • Significant Decision Made in the Armed Career Criminal Act

    Borden is a United States Supreme Court case involving the classification of prior convictions for “violent felony” in the application of Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA); the ACCA provides for enhanced sentencing for convicted criminals with three or more such felonies in their history. In a 5–4 decision in June 2021, the Supreme Court ruled…

  • NJ Has Dismissed 88K Marijuana Cases Under New Law

    New Jersey courts have announced that they have dismissed or vacated the first of over 88,000 marijuana-related cases as part of the state’s new marijuana legalization laws passed earlier this year. State Working to Vacate/Dismiss Marijuana Convictions As of mid-July 2021, the state judiciary had managed to dismiss or vacate marijuana possession convictions in about…

  • Shooting at Sunnyvale Party in Airbnb Rental House Leaves One Dead

    An 18-year-old was shot and killed at an unauthorized house party being held in an Airbnb rental in Sunnyvale, California.  Deadly Shooting Occurs at House Party Held in California Airbnb Over 100 teenagers showed up for a party at a single-story home in a quiet neighborhood in Sunnyvale, where Elias Elhania was shot and killed.…

  • More Building Collapses Likely Due to Effects of Climate Change

    The collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium building in Surfside, Florida in late June 2021 has placed a spotlight on the safety of various buildings reaching 40 years of age or older. In cities and towns along the coastline, the increasing severity of the effects of climate change has also caused worry that many…

  • PA Supreme Court Overturns Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Conviction

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently overturned a sexual assault conviction against Bill Cosby, concluding that the prosecutor’s office, which ran the case, had improperly reneged on a prior agreement not to prosecute Cosby for the sexual assault charges that he was ultimately convicted for. The supreme court’s ruling did not comment on the jury verdict…

  • Wrongful Conviction, Forced Confessions, Police Misconduct and Evidence Tampering

    While wrongful convictions and police misconduct are anything but new, there is now a heightened level of awareness of these injustices among the general public. Securing release from prison is the top priority of anyone wrongfully convicted person, but it is also important to remember that there could be a remedy in civil court. For…

  • Airbnb Reportedly Paid Off A Sexual Assault Victim To Stay Quiet

    Airbnbs have taken off in recent years, offering unique and cost-effective alternatives to traditional hotels. However, they are recently making headlines, not for their housing options, but for silencing an alleged rape victim who was assaulted at one of their properties.  Alleged Sexual Assault Occurs at New York Airbnb The alleged assault occurred back in…