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The top story this morning is the rights to the coal underneath a 9/11 crash site being disputed. As reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes, the nearly 300 acres in rural Pennsylvania where Flight 93 crashed had been taken by eminent domain for a memorial park in 2009 and a federal judge has sided with the U.S. government, holding that Svonavec Inc. did not have a right to mine the coal spread across the majority of the land.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes that attorneys for Zoloft in the multidistrict litigation argued in federal court that scientific and medical issues should take primacy in pretrial proceedings because, as one lawyer said, “there’s just no science there.”
As always, our People in the News section is on Page 2, and the top stories from our sister publications across the country make up the Page 4 National News section.
In the Paralegals Page, Judy Stouffer writes about solving software compatibility problems in your office.
In this week’s Young Lawyer column on Page 7, Elizabeth F. Collura writes about social media power practices for the young lawyer set.
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