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The top story this morning is the Third Circuit restating its prediction that the Restatement (Third) of Torts, not the Restatement (Second), will be adopted in Pennsylvania by the state Supreme Court. As reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes, some district courts have said the Restatement (Second) should apply because the high court has not affirmatively adopted the Restatement (Third).
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Ben Present writes that Jerry Sandusky filed post-sentence motions arguing the judge presiding over his trial denied him due process by failing to grant him several motions for a continuance before his June trial.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Gina Passarella writes that the state Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s Coroner’s Act does not give a county coroner the discretion to deny a request for immediate disclosure of someone’s manner of death.
In a Family Law column on Page 5, James W. Cushing writes that substantial evidence must be used to convince the court in child abuse cases based on a recent case that profoundly changed the burden of proof to have someone listed on the ChildLine and Abuse Registry as a perpetrator of child abuse.
In a Bankruptcy Update on Page 7, Eric Scherling writes that the Third Circuit has protected post-confirmation appeals in the case of In re Philadelphia Newspapers.
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