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Today’s top story is Jeffrey B. Rotwitt seeking a subpoena of the consulting firm that reviewed the family court project after it turned into a controversy, reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes. Rotwitt, former counsel in the family courthouse deal, has proposed to subpoena Chadwick Associates to produce documents for discovery, according to court papers, a proposal to which the First Judicial District has objected.
On the bottom of Page 1 this morning, reporter Gina Passarella writes that the salaries for assistant district attorneys and county detectives cannot be charged to a convicted defendant, the state Supreme Court has ruled. The ruling came in the case of brothers and funeral home directors Louis and Gerald Garzone related to their trial for illegally harvesting and selling body parts.
Our Page 3 Regional News story, written by reporter Ben Present, is the Commonwealth Court ruling that about 200 paramedics are firefighters under Pennsylvania’s Act 111 and should therefore be included as part of a collective bargaining dispute. The majority of a three-judge panel ruled that the definition of a firefighter should not be limited to directing water to flame.
Today’s Health Care Law column is on Page 7, as Vasilios J. Kalogredis and Karilynn Bayus write about the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit allowing a Medicare challenge to proceed in federal court.
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