By Jaime Bochet
Of the Legal Staff
Welcome to your daily round-up of stories in today's edition of The Legal Intelligencer. Click the links below to access stories directly, or head to The Legal homepage. (Some stories may require registration or a paid subscription.)
Topping today's front page, U.S. Courthouse Correspondent Shannon P. Duffy writes that a jury’s award of $10 million to three former Philadelphia police officers was properly slashed to just $900,000, a federal appeals court has ruled, because the plaintiffs had sued only under federal law which imposes a $300,000 cap on damages.
Below the fold, senior reporter Gina Passarella covers a case in which a Philadelphia judge has denied Duane Morris’ preliminary objections in a legal malpractice case brought against the firm by a local developer who alleges the asset protection plan the firm designed for his family led to part of their money being invested in feeder funds to Ponzi-schemer Bernard Madoff.
Our Page 3 Regional News story today is by Amaris Elliott-Engel, who writes that a Philadelphia jury awarded $3 million to the estate of a 19-year-old college student who died in the Hahnemann Hospital emergency room of heart failure.
The Legal's contributed columns begin on Page 5, with our "Intellectual Property" column by Matthew A. Kelly III of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhodes: Christian Louboutin, famed creator of well-heeled shoes for well-heeled women, is seeing scarlet since a Manhattan judge recently denied his motion for a preliminary injunction that sought to prevent fashion house Yves Saint Laurent from using the color red on the soles of the shoes in its 2011 "Cruise Collection." Christian Louboutin S.A. et al. v. Yves Saint Laurent America Inc. et al.
Page 7 features a litigation article from our Houston affiliate, Texas Lawyer: All trial lawyers experience a degree of fear and trepidation when facing the prospect of cross-examining the sophisticated adverse expert — the head of surgery for a hospital, the author of an authoritative textbook or an airline's chief pilot, for example. But trial lawyers can offset an expert's superior knowledge, intellect and experience with meticulous preparation and a carefully formulated game plan.
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Jaime Bochet is the Magazines & Supplements Editor for The Legal. Follow her on Twitter at @JaimeBochetTLI or e-mail JBochet@alm.com.