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The top story this morning is a Philadelphia judge rejecting a motion for reconsideration by a defense attorney, who the judge found should be sanctioned for contacting the employer of a plaintiff’s expert witness in a medical malpractice case, to have opposing counsel also sanctioned. As reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes, the exact sanctions are still to be determined.
Also above the fold on Page 1, Amaris Elliott-Engel writes that the Superior Court has ruled that the Pennsylvania judiciary does not have specific jurisdiction over out-of-state health care providers whose treatment results in injuries to Pa. residents while in their home state.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Gina Passarella writes that the first cy pres award since a rule change regarding class action settlement funds was given to the state IOLTA board and Community Legal Services. Each will receive nearly $46,000 donations facilitated by lawyers at Feldman Shepherd.
In more Regional News on Page 3, Cozen O’Connor has said that the comments and actions of Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Arthur Schack demonstrate “extreme bias and hostility” toward John McDonough, a lawyer with the firm who was defending Duane Reade in a suit before Schack.
In the Public Interest Page, Niki Ludt writes about a legal center putting a face on the voter ID litigation and Marissa Boyers Bluestine writes about ensuring the integrity and accuracy of convictions.
In a Law Technology News column on Page 7, Scott Vernick and Peter Buckley write about getting court approval for predictive coding. If you have questions or comments about any of today's stories, or our coverage as a whole, we invite you to e-mail any of the reporters directly. We hope you'll enjoy today's Legal.