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The top story this morning is Hershey and other chocolate makers failing to prevent class status from being granted against them. As reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes, direct purchasers of chocolate candies from the major manufacturers allege they engaged in price fixing.
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes that Philadelphia is contemplating a new model for conflict counsel, seeking “creative and innovative” proposals.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Gina Passarella writes that shareholders are being put on par with stakeholders in the new Pennsylvania benefit corporations law.
In an Employment Law column on Page 5, Sid Steinberg writes that the enforcement of a union contract was found to be not discriminatory.
In this week’s GC Mid-Atlantic column on Page 7, Lee Udelsman writes that today’s general counsel must be a jack of all trades.
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