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The top story this morning is the continued Restatement muddle in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. As reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes, defense lawyers in an airplane crash case said they were left wondering which source of law should apply after the Third Circuit declined to consider a district judge’s opinion that the Restatement (Second) of Torts, not the Restatement (Third), applies to products liability law in Pennsylvania.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Gina Passarella writes that Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is set to open an office in Charlotte, N.C.
In more Regional News on Page 3, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that an Eastern District judge has ruled that a ship doesn’t qualify as a product for purposes of products liability and that makers of the components of those ships don’t have a duty to warn “sophisticated” users about hazardous products, like asbestos.
In an Insight on Diversity column on Page 5, Cassandra Lee Matos writes about how a global perspective can make you a better lawyer.
In this week’s Law Technology News page, Monica Bay writes that a survey showed that law department spending is up.
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