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The top story this morning is reporter Zack Needles’ look at what happens when name partners leave small and midsized firms. Maintain internal stability and proper communication are key to moving forward successfully.
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Gina Passarella writes that the state Superior Court has ruled a law firm can be bound by a fee agreement a lateral partner made with his former firm. The ruling came in a case in which Keith Erbstein signed an agreement with the Beasley Firm that gave that firm 75 percent of fees in any case Erbstein took with him when he left the firm.
Below the fold on Page 1, Zack Needles writes that a Philadelphia jury has issued a $6.4 million verdict in a wrongful death medical malpractice case.
Also below the fold on Page 1, reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes that deliberations continued in the priest sex-abuse case.
On the Law Technology News page, John Edwards writes tips for attorneys on detecting Photoshop fraud.
On the Public Interest page, Mary Anne Lucey writes that Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a powerful legal tool for the poor.
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