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 top story in today’s Legal is Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams’ campaign committee inviting deputies and chiefs to a fundraiser last week. An email sent by the executive director of Friends of Seth Williams told recipients that they could attend the “Seth in the City” event despite any concerns they might have and “according to the ethics board, you can also make donations.”
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Zack Needles writes a preview of the Act 13 arguments to be heard by an en banc Commonwealth Court panel tomorrow regarding the constitutionality of recent amendments to the zoning provisions of the state’s Oil and Gas Act.
Also below the fold on Page 1, reporter Ben Present writes that Jerry Sandusky’s accusers will be named in open court, as the judge presiding over the former Penn State assistant football coach’s case has ruled.
In more Regional News on Page 3, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that a federal judge has ruled that Dell Financial Services is not a debt collector and is therefore not subject to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
In a Business of Law column on Page 5, Frank Michael D’Amore asks if your firm will be the next Dewey & Leboeuf.
In an Insight on Diversity column on Page 7, Albert S. Dandridge III writes about what the Marine Corps can teach the legal profession about diversity.
Today’s lead story in PLW is the state Supreme Court settling statutory employer status in a workers’ compensation case.
Below the fold on Page 1, Zack Needles writes that the state Department of Education may only withhold funds for current claims.
On Page 3, Ben Present writes that the inclusion of a subcontractor’s bid doesn’t create a relationship with the general contractor.
There’s much more inside this week’s PLW, including Samuel C. Stretton’s Ethics Forum, in which he writes about disqualification because of knowledge of a conflict; Matthew T. Mangino’s Criminal Practice column, in which he writes that about the Supreme Court reining in the double jeopardy clause; and Sean Connolly’s State Government column, in which he writes that too many attorney general candidates make promises they can’t keep.
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