Philly Building Collapse Suits Stayed Amid Criminal Probe

Law360, Philadelphia (August 19, 2013, 3:56 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state judge on Friday stayed the 11 pending civil cases concerning the June collapse of a Philadelphia building in which six people were killed, after the demolition general contractor implicated in the tragedy asked to halt the proceedings until potential criminal charges are resolved.

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Mark Bernstein placed all 11 suits on hold in response to a motion filed by contractor Griffin Campbell, in which he said that he would need to invoke the Fifth Amendment in the civil...
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