Judge Junks Suit Aimed At Ousting Indicted Philly DA

Law360, Philadelphia (May 18, 2017, 1:17 PM EDT) -- A prominent Philadelphia trial lawyer and a former top city prosecutor lack standing to pursue a lawsuit seeking to have District Attorney R. Seth Williams removed from office in the wake of the federal bribery charges he is facing, a state judge concluded Wednesday.

Judge Daniel Anders in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas sided with arguments that neither Lynne Abraham, the DA’s immediate predecessor, nor Richard Sprague, the head of the prominent Sprague & Sprague law firm, had the capacity to pursue a quo...
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