Welcome to your Tuesday morning round-up of stories in today’s edition of The Legal Intelligencer, which also includes this week’s edition of Pennsylvania Law Weekly. All of the links below will take you directly to today’s stories, or you can head straight over to The Legal’s homepage. (Some stories may require registration or a paid subscription.)
This year’s Lawyers on the Fast Track supplement is also inside today’s paper, so be sure to give it a read.
The top story in today’s Legal is a preview of the return of the voter ID case to Commonwealth Court. As reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes, the case is back in the hands of Judge Robert Simpson after the state Supreme Court remanded it to assess the actual availability of photo ID cards to Pennsylvania voters.
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Gina Passarella writes that a products liability trial alleging Johnson & Johnson illegally marketed the antipsychotic drug Risperdal for use by kid has opened in Philadelphia.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Zack Needles writes that Reed Smith has formed a strategic alliance with an Athens, Greece-based business law firm, Papapolitis & Papapolitis.
Also below the fold on Page 1, Saranac Hale Spencer writes that attorney Charles Naselsky was convicted Monday on charges related to a tax evasion scheme carried on while he worked as a real estate lawyer at Cozen O’Connor.
In a From the Chief column on Page 3, Hank Grezlak writes that the voter ID decision was one of the state Supreme Court’s finer moments.
In a U.S. Supreme Court column on Page 5, Stephen A. Miller writes the first in a two-part preview of the upcoming term.
In a Guest Commentary on Page 7, Robert L. Byer writes in a response to an editorial board column that possible split decisions are not related to party affiliation in the Supreme Court.
Today’s lead story in PLW is the Supreme Court vacating the reinstatement of a worker who was fired for sexually harassing his colleague. As reporter Ben Present writes, one lawyer involved in the case said it may mark the first time the high court has applied a public policy exception in vacating an arbitration award.
Below the fold on Page 1, Zack Needles writes that the Pennsylvania legal community might be becoming less forgiving of the disbarred.
On Page 3, Ben Present writes that a Superior Court panel declined to force a father to release his mental health records in a custody trial.
There’s much more inside this week’s PLW, including Samuel C. Stretton’s Ethics Forum, in which he writes that criticizing opposing counsel is a big mistake; Sean P. McCusker’s Family Law column on child support when a parent’s role is greatly diminished; and Cliff Rieders’ Politics column on the Supreme Court after Sebelius.
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