Welcome to your Tuesday morning round-up of stories in today’s edition of The Legal Intelligencer, which also includes this week’s edition of Pennsylvania Law Weekly. All of the links below will take you directly to today’s stories, or you can head straight over to The Legal’s homepage. (Some stories may require registration or a paid subscription.)
Today’s top story is the first in a series looking at law firm revenue trends and how firms can find growth in a no-growth market. As reporter Gina Passarella writes, Pennsylvania firms are lagging behind their national brethren in revenue growth in a post-recession market.
Below the fold on Page 1 is a story about litigator Diane Sullivan departing Dechert to take her practice to Weil Gotshal & Manges in New York. Reporter Zack Needles, along with Sara Randazzo of Legal affiliate The American Lawyer, writes that Sullivan decided to make the move after spending two years brushing off calls from Weil.
In more Regional News on Page 3, reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes that Montgomery County Common Pleas Court’s new president judge believes that the lawyer-driven civil system is a reflection that attorneys should have responsibility for handling their cases. In a recent interview, Judge William J. Furber Jr. discussed a variety of topics regarding the Montgomery County system.
On Page 5 is today’s Appellate Law column, as Howard J. Bashman writes about the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ negative views toward requests to exceed word limits on briefs.
Today’s Page 7 column is Technology Law, where Matthew P. Keris writes about reducing medical malpractice-related e-discovery issues and costs.
As it is Tuesday, it’s also your chance to read this week’s Pennsylvania Law Weekly. The lead story for PLW comes from Zack Needles, who writes about a Luzerne County case in which an insurer was prejudiced by an insured’s failure to timely notify it that a phantom vehicle had been involved in an accident before filing a claim for uninsured motorist benefits.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Ben Present writes an analysis piece that takes a look at the redistricting lines for the upcoming primary. Following the recent decision, it appears likely that the 2001 lines will be used.
On Page 3, Ben Present writes that an addition to a house can be consider an “improvement,” and therefore invoke consumer protection law.
There’s much more inside this week’s PLW, including Samuel C. Stretton’s Ethics Forum, in which he discusses judicial officers using social media; Matthew Mangino’s Criminal Practice column in which he takes a look at cross-examination and inaccurate eyewitness identification; a government contracts article detailing a contractor unable to collect a seven-digit debt owed to it by the city’s redevelopment authority; and an error that forced a man to testify at his wife’s trial.
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