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The top story this morning is roughly 2,000 former professional football players filing a consolidated concussion complaint against the National Football League. As reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes, the long-form complaint was filed in the multidistrict litigation suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, claiming the league is responsible for the debilitating health problems the athletes developed after getting concussions while playing football.
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Gina Passarella writes that Sovereign Bank has filed a malpractice claim against Stradley Ronon. The bank asked a federal judge to toss the law firm’s declaratory judgment action that was filed last month against the bank for “threats of malpractice.”
Below the fold on Page 1, Gina Passarella writes that the state Supreme Court has adopted new rules on e-discovery and is rejecting the federal model.
In more Regional News on Page 3, reporter Zack Needles writes that the Commonwealth Court has directed the state’s Office of Open Records to conduct in camera review of Governor Tom Corbett’s calendars that were redacted before being made public.
In a Litigation column on Page 5, Larry E. Coben writes about when safety equipment is sold as an option.
In a Law Firm Management column on Page 7, J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens write that firms should protect themselves from the start with engagement letters.
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