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The top story this morning is Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson blocking the Pennsylvania voter ID requirement for the next election. As reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes, Simpson said he is “not still convinced in my predictive judgment that there will be no voter disenfranchisement arising” out of the requirement to show photo ID before casting a ballot.
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Ben Present writes that Mike McQueary has filed a defamation suit against Penn State tied to the Sandusky scandal. McQueary sued the university for $4 million under whistleblower, defamation and misrepresentation causes of action.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes that a plaintiffs lawyer argued yesterday in front of the state Superior Court that a Philadelphia judge was wrong in entering a compulsory nonsuit in the first of 30 cases over allegations that brain cancers were caused by a carcinogen leaking from a chemical plant.
In this week’s GC Mid-Atlantic column on Page 5, Erika Brown Lee and Elaine Lawson write about compliance with anti-bribery and new data privacy regulations.
In an Intellectual Property column on Page 7, Paul F. Prestia and Thomas G. Southard write about the economics and logic of patent litigation versus review.
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