A divided state Superior Court has restored $180,000 in punitive damages against a Philadelphia judge whom a jury found to have defrauded a former law client in the settlement of her personal injury claim.

Chester County Court of Common Pleas Senior Judge Charles B. Smith had remitted the punitive damages award of $180,000 against Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Willis W. Berry Jr. and in favor of plaintiff Denise Cleveland, also known as Denise Jackson, to $20,000.

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