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The top story this morning is the Defender Association of Philadelphia slated to withdraw from multiple Municipal Court courtrooms beginning today because the association says it has not received enough funding from the city of Philadelphia. As reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes, private attorneys will represent indigent defendants in those courtrooms instead, according to criminal justice leaders, but scheduling conflicts with the private attorneys will likely lead to more cases being rescheduled or delayed.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that the Third Circuit has established a four-part test to determine whether a company is a joint employer under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The case of first impression arose in a class action suit filed by assistant managers at Enterprise Rent-A-Car branches across the country alleging Enterprise failed to pay overtime wages.
In more Regional News on Page 3, reporter Zack Needles writes that intellectual property boutique Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow has changed its managing partner. David M. Tener will take over the post that Manny D. Pokotilow held for about two decades.
In the Public Interest page on Page 5, Angus Love writes that a consensus is building for sentencing reform.
In the Law Technology News page on Page 7, John Barkett writes that the ABA is set to tackle technology issues at its upcoming meeting.
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