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How Do the Criminal Convictions Affect Civil Cases?

By Paul Lauricella - Partner to McLaughlin & Lauricella, the nationally recognized Philadelphia law firm specializing in defending the victims of personal injury, sexual abuse and medical malpractice. We are Often Asked; "Do the Criminal Convictions Affect Civil Cases That May Follow?" The cases of Monsignor William Lynn and Jerry Sandusky being examples in the Pennsylvania [...]

Ex-Philly Priest, Father Edward Avery, Pleads Guilty to Sex-Abuse Charge

A defrocked Philadelphia priest pleaded guilty Thursday to a sex-abuse charge, just days before a landmark priest abuse trial is set to start. Edward Avery, 69, pleaded guilty to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and conspiracy to endanger the welfare of a child. He was immediately sentenced to 2½ to five years in prison and was ordered [...]

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