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The top story this morning is the state Superior Court restoring a $180,000 verdict against a Philadelphia judge whom a jury found to have defrauded a former law client in the settlement of her personal injury claim. As reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes, the punitives damages award against Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Willis W. Berry Jr. had been remitted to $20,000, but was restored by a divided Superior Court.
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that the Third Circuit has narrowed the circumstances under which plaintiffs may add new claims that relate back to the original complaint after the statute of limitations has run out.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Zack Needles writes that the state Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments on whether or not communications between an attorney and his expert witness are discoverable.
In an Immigration Law column on Page 5, Elise A. Fialkowski writes thate Pennsylvania has joined the growing number of states mandating E-Verify for state public works contractors.
In this week’s Young Lawyer column on Page 7, Taffie N. Jones writes about keeping clients by diversifying your practice.
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