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.)
The Intellectual Property supplement is also inside today’s paper, so be sure to give that a read.
The top story in today’s Legal is a look at the new markets opening up for Pennsylvania firms in the wake of Dewey & LeBoeuf’s slide. Reporter Gina Passarella writes that the attorneys leaving Dewey have allowed area firms to open offices in Dubai, Los Angeles and potentially Moscow and Kazakhstan.
Also above the fold on Page 1, Gina Passarella writes that Kansas City, Mo.-based Shook Hardy & Bacon is finalizing plans to open a Philadelphia office with the hire of Dechert partner Sean Wajert to its litigation group.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that a bankruptcy court must first grant leave before a trustee can be sued in another venue.
Also below the fold on Page 1, reporter Zack Needles writes that the state Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case in which it’s been asked to hear whether an insurer can be ordered to pay a medical provider’s attorney fees even if the employer properly employed the peer review process before denying coverage.
In more Regional News on Page 3, reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes about Thomas G. Wilkinson Jr.’s new role at the helm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Youth and the law top the new president’s agenda.
Also on Page 3, Zack Needles writes that a class action has been filed over NHL Winter Classic tickets that the Flyers did not give to season ticketholders.
In an Eastern District column on Page 5, Peter F. Vaira writes that two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions have raised troublesome plea bargain issues.
In a Law Office Technology column on Page 7, Morgan C. Smith writes about using iPads to make compelling presentations at trials.
Below the fold on Page 1, Ben Present writes that the Supreme Court has dialed back the independent source doctrine.
On Page 3, Ben Present writes a preview of Supreme Court oral arguments set to open in Harrisburg today, in which the justices will hear the H&R Block class action case for the third time.
There’s much more inside this week’s PLW, including Samuel C. Stretton’s Ethics Forum, in which he writes that an increase in technological savvy should not overshadow the basic tenets of good lawyering; Matthew T. Mangino’s Criminal Pratice column, in which he writes that disparity again pervades federal sentencing; a ruling that a landlord must know of danger to incur liability for a dog biting a person; and Jonathan Hoffman’s Family Law commentary, in which he writes about securing your client’s future with insurance.
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