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The top story this morning is the second day of Jerry Sandusky’s trial in Bellefonte, Pa., where former graduate assistant Mike McQueary took the stand and said he saw a sexual encounter between the former Penn State assistant football coach and a child. As reporter Ben Present writes, prosecutors displayed several pictures of the Lasch building locker room, where the alleged abuse took place.
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Zack Needles writes that suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin’s pay is still up in the air following a 9-minute hearing before a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline in Harrisburg.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that a private RICO suit has been reopened against Alcoa following a hiatus since the case was first filed by Aluminum Bahrain in 2008 because the U.S. Department of Justice intervened.
In more Regional News on Page 3, reporter Gina Passarella writes that the word of Philadelphia Housing Authority’s counsel is enough to stop potentially privileged bills from being turned over to HUD. The attorney said there were no privileged invoice entries.
In an Employment Law column on Page 5, Sid Steinberg writes that a contested leave of absence is a reasonable accommodation.
In this week’s GC Mid-Atlantic, James A. Matthews III writes the second part of a series on attorney-client privilege within the client organization.
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