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The top story this morning is the judge specially appointed to preside in the First Judicial District’s legal malpractice lawsuit against its ex-attorney on the family courthouse project rejecting a request for sanctions because of the lawyer’s answer to discovery interrogatories. As reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Senior Judge R. Stanton Wettick Jr. said it appears that Jeffrey B. Rotwitt has adequately responded to the interrogatories and that any “alleged discrepancies are matters to be explored during Mr. Rotwitt’s deposition.”
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Gina Passarella writes that Fox Rothschild has opened a Denver office looking to capitalize on that area’s intellectual property boom.
In a Commercial Litigation column on Page 5, Jeffrey G. Weil and Calli Jo Varner write about the case of In re El Paso Shareholders Litigation and what it says about negotiating a merger.
In a Public Interest column on Page 7, Meredith Rapkin writes about protecting female farmworkers in Pennsylvania from harassment.
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