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The top story this morning is an attorney for Wyeth arguing that a $10 million verdict against the company in a hormone-replacement therapy case stemmed from a trial that was “permeated with irrelevant and inflammatory evidence.” Reporter Gina Passarella writes that Dechert’s Robert Heim told a three-judge Superior Court panel on Tuesday that, “No defendant could have won this trial.”
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that a federal judge has rejected three Harrisburg residents’ challenge to Act 47, the Financially Distressed Municipalities Act. The judge said the challengers lacked standing to seek the injunction.
Below the fold on Page 1, Gina Passarella writes that the state Supreme Court has denied the appeal of a Luzerne County prothonotary who sued when the county decided to dissolve the elected office and create an appointed system for overseeing judicial records.
In a Securities Law column on Page 5, Katayun I. Jaffari and Jill M. Stadelman write about the JOBS Act and wonder whether it will be able to kick start employment growth.
This week’s Young Lawyer column is on Page 7, as Lisa Myers write about a year spent as an assistant district attorney and the lessons she learned.
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