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Today’s top story is Saul Ewing opening a Pittsburgh office by bringing on four attorneys from Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis. As reporter Gina Passarella writes, the office will fit into a market that has become sought after not just because of the Marcellus Shale and work relating to it, but because of all the shale play brings with it.
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Chief Judge Theodore McKee said that a limit on lengthy briefs announced in January is working.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Zack Needles writes that a worked injured in a wall collapse has settled his lawsuit for $2.6 million with the general contractor, a subcontractor and the site owner.
Also below the fold on Page 1, Saranac Hale Spencer writes that the ACLU is seeking to block the state voter ID law.
In more Regional News on Page 3, reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes that as savings are stagnating, the First Judicial District has asked for more funding during a lengthy round of Philadelphia City Council budget hearings.
In this week’s GC Mid-Atlantic column on Page 5, Gina Ameci writes about the challenging personalities to be encountered during employee performance reviews.
In an Intellectual Property column on Page 7, Anthony S. Volpe and Carey Kulp write about improving the likelihood that you own the IP rights to a property.
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