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The top story this morning is a look at the job ahead of Ken Feinberg in his effort to quickly settle Penn State claims related to the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal. As reporter Ben Present writes, plaintiffs attorneys said there is no precedential guidance for a case like this, making Feinberg’s job a difficult one.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that the 12 members of the jury who are scheduled to hear the capital case of the alleged North Philadelphia gang leader Kaboni Savage will serve anonymously. The jury members, however, will not be fully sequestered.
In more Regional News on Page 3, reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes that a judge has rejected The Beasley Firm’s abuse of process suit in the fight over the estate of famed trial lawyer James E. Beasley Sr.
In this month’s Public Interest page, Lynn A. Marks and Shira J. Goodman right that merit selection is the right path for Pennsylvania, while Michele Levy writes about HAP’s SOAR project responding to cuts for the disabled poor.
In the Law Technology News page, Monica Bay writes about persuading juries with effective graphics.
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