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The top story this morning is Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Allan L. Tereshko resigning as supervising judge of the city’s civil cases. As reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes, Tereshko was taken to task by the Pennsylvania Superior Court for failing to disclose that his spouse worked for a law firm representing a defendant in a motor vehicle insurance case.
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Gina Passarella writes that Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has hired former acting U.S. attorney general and current White & Case white-collar practice group leader George J. Terwilliger III. He will join the firm’s Washington office next month, along with three partners and a group of associates.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that all but one of the claims lodged by Montgomery County’s recorder of deeds alleging that Mortgage Electronic Registrations Systems Inc. has circumvented Pennsylvania law requiring the recording of mortgage assignments have survived a motion to dismiss in federal court.
In an Employment Law column on Page 5, Jeffrey Campolongo writes that the circuits are split on considering prior settlement offers in relation to attorney fees.
In a Franchise Law column on Page 7, Craig R. Tractenberg and Gregg Rubenstein write that the forum selection clause is an important provision in franchise agreements.
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