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Jury: Philly public defenders liable in child abuse case

November 24, 2018 GMT

By Staff

A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury on Wednesday delivered a $4.5 million against the Defender Association of Philadelphia, a foster-care agency, and two foster parents in Lancaster County for abuse suffered by a twin brother and sister from Philadelphia.

The siblings, now 8 years old, were placed with the foster parents because their mother could not care for them, according to the children’s lawyers, Nadeem Besar and Emily Marks of the Philadelphia law firm Kline and Specter.

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