Welcome to your Tuesday morning round-up of stories in today’s edition of The Legal Intelligencer, which also includes this week’s edition of Pennsylvania Law Weekly. All of the links below will take you directly to today’s stories, or you can head straight over to The Legal’s homepage. (Some stories may require registration or a paid subscription.)
The top story in today’s Legal is the second in reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel’s series on products liability, as she writes about how the growth of foreign class and mass actions are changing products law.
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that Pennsylvania federal courts are at odds on the adoption of the Restatement (Third) of Torts. A Western District judge applied it in a recent products liability case, while the Middle District recently indicated that the Restatement (Second) is still the guiding force in the state.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Gina Passarella writes that the ABA has blessed client disclosure to facilitate lateral moves. The ABA recently looked at giving some guidelines for how to share the information regarding client names to facilitate conflict checks with potential new firms.
In a From the Chief column on Page 3, Hank Grezlak writes that state courts must tread more carefully with the right to vote.
In a Law Office Technology column on Page 5, Thomas E. Groshens writes about moving to the cloud and details the capabilities of Evernote and the future of data management.
In a Legal Marketing column on Page 7, Stacy West Clark writes about implementing a 90-day plan to grow your practice.
Today’s lead story in PLW is the rare reargument grant in an Office of Open Records case involving the release of Governor Corbett’s calendar information. As Zack Needles writes, lawyers said it was “almost unprecedented” for the Commonwealth Court to grant reargument.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Ben Present writes that an allocatur grant is being disputed in the wake of amendments made to the Medical Records Act.
On Page 3, Amaris Elliott-Engel writes that the Commonwealth Court has ruled that the calendars for Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the 17 members of City Council are exempt from the state’s Right-to-Know Law.
There’s much more inside this week’s PLW, including Samuel C. Stretton’s Ethics Forum, in which he writes about lawyers who fail to pay their bills; James W. Cushing’s Real Estate column on Cheltenham Township’s dispute with the First Korean Church of New York Inc.; and a Personal Injury column on accident reconstruction in vehicle-pedestrian collisions.
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