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The top story this morning is a proposed $123.15 million settlement being reached between the insurance companies and the hospital where convicted serial child sex offender Dr. Early Bradley worked to create a fund for the reported hundreds of victims. As reporters Gina Passarella and Jeff Mordock write, a November 13 hearing before Delaware Superior Court Judge Joseph R. Slights III is set to determine the fairness of the settlement.
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes that another generic plaintiff, this time regarding the drug Ambien, has fallen into the trap of Mensing, which the plaintiff’s lawyer said makes it impossible to prosecute the claim because it held that federal law pre-empts failure-to-warn claims regarding generic drugs.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that a federal judge has remanded a case involving an insurance dispute to a county court of common pleas because it is not a class action.
Also below the fold on Page 1, Saranac Hale Spencer writes that an en banc panel of the Third Circuit yesterday eyed schools’ duty to protect.
In more Regional News on Page 3, Amaris Elliott-Engel writes that the legal aid loan program is assisting more attorneys. Also on Page 3, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette lost a lawsuit in an effort to enter polling places during elections.
In a Workers’ Compensation column on Page 5, Christian Petrucci writes about workers’ comp settlements in the age of mediation.
In this week’s Young Lawyer column on Page 7, Debra L. Bruce writes about building a reputation as a young lawyer and asks if you’re bellying up to the wrong bar.
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