Pa. Judge Must Pay $180K For Defrauding Ex-Client: Panel

Law360, Philadelphia (September 7, 2012, 3:32 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Superior Court reinstated $180,000 in punitive damages against a Philadelphia judge, finding that a trial court judge erred in chopping an award granted when a jury found that he defrauded a legal client by transferring real estate prior to his election to the judiciary.

On Aug. 31, the court determined that Court of Common Pleas Judge Willis Berry — who in 2009 was found liable for facilitating the transfer of a real estate property to his client without her knowledge, then transferring it again...
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