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.)
There is also a supplement inside today’s paper covering Labor and Employment, so be sure to give that a look.
The top story in today’s Legal is the alleged victims taking center stage at the beginning of Jerry Sandusky’s trial. Reporter Ben Present is in Bellefonte, Pa., to deliver all the details.
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that teenage terrorist Mohammed Khalid was before a federal judge Monday with a motion to be released from detention in order to enter a state-run juvenile facility in Loysville, Pa.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Gina Passarella writes that suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin has hired Scranton attorney Patrick A. Casey of Myers Brier & Kelly as her criminal defense.
In a Litigation column on Page 5, Denis James Lawler, Daphne Goldman and Mackenzie W. Smith write about the attorney-client privilege and ask if there is a fiduciary exception in Part II of a series.
In an Appellate Law column on Page 7, Howard J. Bashman writes that efficiency should be chosen over a prolonged deadlock in the state Supreme Court.
Today’s lead story in PLW is the state House of Representatives tabling a merit selection bill despite recent judicial scandals.
Below the fold on Page 1, Ben Present writes that to trigger the MCARE window, a defendant must know of an action.
On Page 3, Zack Needles writes that the Superior Court has said that “household” in insurance policies has two meanings.
There’s much more inside this week’s PLW, including Samuel C. Stretton’s Ethics Forum, in which he writes about balancing zealous advocacy with the duty of candor to the court; Matthew Weisberg’s Legal Profession column on causes of action emanating from legal malpractice; and Joel A. Rose’s Law Firm Management column on three proven short-term strategies to sustain and grow future profits.
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