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The top story this morning is the voter ID decision being back in Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson’s hands. As reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes, Simpson gave strong indications that he is planning to enjoin part of Pennsylvania’s new law before November’s election. He said that some parts of the law may well have merit, and if he issues an injunction he’d like to find ground short of “all or nothing.”
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Gina Passarella writes that Comcast has beaten back an attempt by a class of plaintiffs to enforce a proposed settlement with the cable company in an antitrust case that subsequently was granted certiorari by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes that Ken Shear, who was a cornerstone of the Philadelphia Bar Association for almost 36 years, plans to retire in 2013.
In more Regional News on Page 3, Jeff Mordock of the Delaware Business Court Insider writes that the Delaware Supreme Court has denied Grupo Mexico’s motion to reargue the court’s decision to affirm a Chancery Court decision ruling that resulted in awarding a record $2 billion in damages and $304 million in attorney fees in the Southern Peru shareholder litigation.
In an Employment Law column on Page 5, Jeffrey Campolongo writes about employment law cases in the upcoming Supreme Court term.
In a Franchise Law column on Page 7, Craig R. Tractenberg and Gregg Rubenstein discuss necessary formality in franchise agreements.
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