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The top story this morning is a $1.79 million counterclaim being tossed in the family courthouse lawsuit. As reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Senior Judge R. Stanton Wettick Jr., who is presiding over the suit, ruled that an attorney’s corporate entity cannot recover the amount from the First Judicial District for alleged unjust enrichment.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Zack Needles writes that the state Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments on the summary judgment threshold in an asbestos case.
In more Regional News on Page 3, reporter Gina Passarella writes that a Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas judge has said his ruling in the campaign debt case of U.S. Representative Bob Brady has had a chilling effect.
In a Litigation column on Page 5, Abraham J. Gafni asks whether there is a settlement negotiation privilege.
In this week’s Law Technology News page, Craig Ball writes that clients are suffering from a low technology bar among lawyers.
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