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The top story this morning is the judge presiding over Jerry Sandusky’s case asking the state Superior Court to dismiss an appeal by one of Sandusky’s attorneys over whether a protective order the judge slapped on the case may apply retroactively. As reporter Ben Present writes, Senior Judge John M. Cleland said his June 26 order was not a final appealable order.
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Gina Passarella writes that firms are clearly investing in training over entertaining when it comes to junior attorneys. Legal affiliate The American Lawyer did its Summer Associates and Midlevel Associates satisfactions surveys, and some associates said they would prefer a better emphasis on work time rather than entertainment.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that the Third Circuit has ordered a new trial after a jury was shown child pornography videos, allowing the jury to be prejudiced.
In an Asset Management column on Page 5, Mark L. Silow writes that two circuit courts have recently further defined “wages” for employment tax purposes.
In a Bankruptcy Update on Page 7, Francis J. Lawall and Erik L. Coccia write that willful stay violations are not always compensable.
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