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The top story this morning is the lawyers for former Penn State President Graham Spanier calling out Louis Freeh for what they said was a “blundering, indefensible indictment” of their client. As reporter Gina Passarella writes, the four attorneys spoke at a press conference in Philadelphia and said they know what an independent and complete investigation looks like, but that Freeh failed to provide one when hired by the school to investigate how it handled reports of sex abuse by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that a tech company’s antitrust suit against several cellphone companies survived a motion to dismiss. The company maintains a system for locating cellphones that have dialed 911 and the companies favor a competing system.
In more Regional News on Page 3, Gina Passarella writes that the Supreme Court has ruled the rescue doctrine cannot be invoked by a volunteer firefighter who seeks to collect benefits under his own insurance policy to cover injuries suffered on his own property while departing for an accident scene.
In this week’s Young Lawyer column, the YL Editorial Board writes about considerations for young lawyers in the wake of the Penn State scandal.
In a Securities Law column, James G. McMillan, James H.S. Levine and M. Duncan Grant write that Pennsylvania stockholders bear the burden in freeze-out mergers.
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