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The top story this morning is the First Judicial District seeing a dramatic drop in the filing of mass tort cases. As reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes, 60 percent fewer mass tort cases will be filed this year than were filed in 2011.
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Gina Passarella writes that the state Supreme Court has revived Genuardi’s appeal of an $18.5 million judgment, deciding that a party should not lose its right to appeal for failure to file post-trial motions after a ruling on remand.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Ben Present writes that the state Supreme Court has affirmed a Court of Judicial Discipline decision to remove Allentown Magisterial District Judge Maryesther S. Merlo after she called out of court 116 times in a two-year stretch.
In more Regional News on Page 3, reporter Zack Needles writes that Dilworth Paxson’s health care chair, Katherine M. Keefe, has left for a business role with network security and privacy risk insurer Beazley.
In the Law Technology News page, Peter Vogel writes about negotiating contracts for resource planning.
In an Antitrust Law column on Page 7, Carl W. Hittinger and Terry Smith write about antitrust policy and the part it will play in the 2012 presidential election.
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