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The top story this morning is a $26 million settlement reached after a tractor-trailer accident. As reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes, a cheese company has agreed to pay the settlement in a case involving a car accident in Central Pennsylvania that resulted in the death of one person and life-changing injuries to another.
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Ben Present writes that lawyers sparred yesterday over the constitutionality of the closely watched Act 13 provisions. Challenges to the amendments to the state Oil and Gas Act went before the Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg, marking the first time attorneys have argued the act’s constitutionality.
Below the fold on Page 1, Amaris Elliott-Engel writes that mass tort rule changes are leading to a drop-off in Philadelphia filings, according to Judge John W. Herron.
In an Employment Law column on Page 5, James B. Shrimp writes that franchisors should beware in an update on rising liability issues.
In this week’s Young Lawyer column on Page 7, Debra L. Bruce writes that appreciation can help grease the wheels for success.
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