Welcome to your Tuesday morning round-up of stories in today’s edition of The Legal Intelligencer, which also includes this week’s edition of Pennsylvania Law Weekly. All of the links below will take you directly to today’s stories, or you can head straight over to The Legal’s homepage. (Some stories may require registration or a paid subscription.)
Also inside of today’s paper is this year’s GC Compensation supplement, analyzing the pay packages for the state’s top-paid general counsel and looking at say-on-pay’s effect two years later.
The top story in today’s Legal is the death of former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter. As reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes, lawyers said Specter was a legal giant who greatly shaped the federal judiciary in the state for more than three decades.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that a company must turn over financial documents in a commercial suit regardless of its argument that some of them have “confidential financial information.”
In more Regional News on Page 3, Saranac Hale Spencer writes that a federal judge has ruled that most of the communication between a plaintiff and his former lawyer is covered by attorney-client privilege during the man’s deposition in a suit he filed against his business partners and their lawyer.
As always, our People in the News section is on Page 2, and the top stories from our sibling publications across the country make up the Page 4 National News section.
In a Legal Marketing column on Page 5, Stacy West Clark says if you want to be successful, create a personal brand.
In an Asset Management column on Page 7, Anthony B. Creamer III writes about greater scrutiny on fair value in financial reporting.
Today’s lead story in PLW is a preview of oral arguments beginning today. As reporter Ben Present writes, the slate includes landmark cases regarding text messages and the Marcellus Shale.
Below the fold on Page 1, Saranac Hale Spencer writes that legislative immunity bars a suit over the “Year of the Bible” proclamation made by members of the state House of Representatives.
On Page 3, Ben Present writes that SEPTA has been spared a subrogation lien by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
There’s much more inside this week’s PLW, including Samuel C. Stretton’s Ethics Forum, in which he writes about judges promoting books; Matthew Weisberg’s Professional Liability column about withdrawing as counsel while avoiding conflicts of interest; and David G. Mandelbaum’s Environmental Law column about institutional controls and pre-enforcement review in cleanup cases.
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