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The top story this morning is the Court of Judicial Discipline ordering that suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin not be paid during her interim suspension. As reporter Zack Needles writes, a six-judge panel issued a 45-page opinion and order Thursday, voting 5-1 to suspend Orie Melvin’s pay.
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes that a letter to an expert’s employer got a defense attorney disqualified from representing her own client.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that a family must forfeit 10 exceedingly rare and likely ill-gotten coins, a federal judge has ruled. The coins were never circulated and were stolen from the Philadelphia Mint sometime shortly after they were cast in 1933.
In more Regional News on Page 3, Amaris Elliott-Engel writes that new Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel President Dennis Veneziale will continue to focus on young attorneys and provide programming and training for them.
In a Personal Injury column on Page 5, Douglas H. Sell Jr. writes about flushing out financial information to assist your expert.
In a Litigation column on Page 7, Judy Weintraub and Harrie Samaras write the eighth part in their series on mediation advocacy, this time about strategy for the initial joint session.
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