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The top story this morning is a look at Pennsylvania firms and how they fared in the latest Am Law 100 rankings. As reporter Gina Passarella writes, the same nine firms appeared as did last year, and none were able to move up the list. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Reed Smith were the only Pa. firms to maintain their rankings, while the other seven slipped down the charts.
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Ben Present writes that a request for proposal is schedule to go online today giving lawyers the opportunity to bid on a deal potentially worth $1.85 billion that would privatize Philadelphia Gas Works. PGW is one of the last municipally owned utilities in the country and the largest of its kind, with more than half a million customers.
Below the fold on Page 1, Gina Passarella writes that a federal judge has denied a motion for sanctions a former Elliott Greenleaf partner filed against the firm for alleging in a complaint that he misused escrow funds. This is the latest chapter in the ongoing battle between Elliott Greenleaf and Stevens & Lee, the firm the partner, William R. Balaban, moved to.
Also on Page 3, a judge has trimmed the claims in an egg price-fixing class action suit in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
In a Family Law column on Page 7, Andrew D. Taylor writes about the relocation provision of the new Child Custody Act and how it will be handled going forward.
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