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The top story this morning is a federal judge in Philadelphia ruling that the Department of Labor has the authority to set the rules governing the amount that foreign guest workers will be paid. As reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes, the ruling comes in a case that could cost employers $847 million.
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Gina Passarella writes that Littler Mendelson has named Philadelphia lawyer Thomas Bender as its co-president, along with San Diego shareholder Jeremy Roth.
Below the fold on Page 1, Gina Passarella writes that, in upholding the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s award of a Category 3 gaming license to Woodlands Fayette, some justices of the state Supreme Court addressed the board’s practices and an investigating grand jury’s report questioning the board’s operations.
In more Regional News on Page 3, reporter Zack Needles writes that Swartz Campbell has sued Chartwell Law Offices in part over a recent lateral move that resulted in the closing of Swartz Campbell’s Fort Myers, Fla., office and the opening of an office in the same city for Chartwell.
In this week’s GC Mid-Atlantic column on Page 5, Andrew J. DeFalco writes about the application of attorney-client privilege to email strings.
In a White-Collar Law column on Page 7, Peter D. Hardy and Abraham Rein write about the protocol for discovery of electronic data in criminal cases.
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