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The top story this morning is Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, the firm at the center of the First Judicial District’s legal malpractice lawsuit, seeking a protective order to preclude discovery of all donations and contributions made by the firm or its attorneys to Vincent J. Fumo, the former state senator who is now in prison for political corruption. As reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes, the firm is also seeking a protective order against turning over all the names of ex-partner Jeffrey Rotwitt’s other clients.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Gina Passarella writes that Stevens & Lee has been ordered by a federal judge to search every computer and backup tape in its possession by this afternoon to ensure none of the computers has Elliott Greenleaf information on it.
In more Regional News on Page 3, Amaris Elliott-Engel writes that a plaintiff who alleges his use of the dental adhesive cream Fixodent caused his neurological dysfunction is appealing a Philadelphia judge’s decision rejecting his expert witnesses.
In a Bankruptcy Update on Page 5, Rudolph J. Di Massa Jr. and Catherine E. Beideman write about when a contract is assumed for purposes of the Kiwi Air Lines defense.
In an Asset Management column on Page 7, Mark L. Silow writes about how the power to tax saved health care reform.
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