Skip to comments.Quaker City courts have troubled history; some reject 'plaintiff-friendly' criticism
Posted on 01/31/2012 7:08:36 PM PST by Miami Vice
PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - Pennsylvania is known as the Quaker State and Philadelphia as the Quaker City because both were founded by William Penn, who was a member of the Society of Friends - also called Quakers.
Quakers hold to "a belief in the possibility of direct, unmediated communion with the Divine."
Some would suggest, however, that Philadelphia's courts are anything but divinely inspired.
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Penn would be vastly disappointed in what Philadelphia has become. Pennsylvania as a whole, less so.
Oh, and there has to be some reason that “Philadelphia lawyer” is a synonym for shyster.
I live in Valley Forge and love when I see ads for personal injury lawyers that say in the fine print- Pennsylvania cases taken mainly in Philadelphia county, or close to that.
I wonder why?
Interesting I never noticed that before.