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The top story this morning is plaintiffs counsel in the federal Avandia multidistrict litigation seeking court approval of the dispersal of up to $143.75 million in attorney fees as well as costs undertaken for the common benefit of the entire mass tort litigation. As reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes, the requested fee is estimated to be 6.25 percent of the settlements reached in the litigation, according to the motion.
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Zack Needles writes that the state Supreme Court has suspended indicted Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Robert Mulgrew without pay in a one-page per curiam order issued Wednesday.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Gina Passarella writes that a woman charged with kidnapping two children who did not exist has been awarded $151,000 in a suit against the city detective who arrested her.
In this week’s Young Lawyer column, the YL Editorial Board writes about how to get your referral network off the ground.
In a Commentary on Page 7, Holly R. Rogers writes about the rights of the gay and lesbian community in the workplace.
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