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The top story this morning is female lawyers making up less than one-third of attorneys working in the Pennsylvania offices of the state’s 100 largest law firms. As reporter Gina Passarella writes, that number is slightly up from 2011, based on information from PaLaw magazine, but still lower than some expected.
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Zack Needles writes that George Zimmerman, the Florida man charged with killing unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, has sued NBCUniversal Media LLC and three of its current and former reporters for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress, claiming they edited audio and misreported the content of his 911 call in an attempt to paint him as a “racist and predatory villain.”
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that a federal judge has given final approval to a $4 million class settlement with Washington Mutual.
In an Environmental Law column on Page 5, Kevin Haroff and Brad Marten write about what to expect in the next presidential term.
In a Real Estate Law column on Page 7, Alan Nochumson writes that the Superior Court has expanded builder’s liability for subsequent purchasers.
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