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The top story this morning is a federal judge dismissing the second amended complaint filed by a nationwide class that claimed it suffered economic damages from the recall of medicine, including Tylenol, manufactured in a now-closed Fort Washington, Pa., plant operated by a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. As reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes, none of the 24 named plaintiffs alleged sufficient facts.
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Gina Passarella writes that suspended Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin has lost her bid for recusal of the entire Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas bench in the criminal case against her.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Zack Needles writes that the Superior Court has ruled that Nasdaq can’t sue to collect disciplinary fines.
In more Regional News on Page 3, Gina Passarella writes that former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement gave his annual review of the U.S. Supreme Court’s term, noting that the court is often consistent on the topic of First Amendment cases involving free speech.
In an Immigration Law column on Page 5, H. Ronald Klasko writes about the EB-5 immigrant investor program.
This week’s GC Mid-Atlantic column is on Page 7, as Robert L. Pratter and Maria R. Granholm write about the Insurance Holding Company Act amendments that were recently passed.
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