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The top story this morning is reporter Ben Present’s preview of the state Supreme Court hearing oral arguments this week in Philadelphia. Among the cases to be heard during the two-day session beginning Tuesday are several important workers’ compensation cases and one relating to MySpace and its use for communication between a man under house arrest and gang members with whom he was instructed to avoid communication.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Zack Needles writes that a federal judge has ruled that the language in an underinsured motorist coverage waiver may not be altered. The judge ruled that the existence of a single additional word in an underinsured motorist coverage waiver violated the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law and rendered the waiver void in an Eastern District of Pennsylvania case involving defendant Travelers Indemnity Co. of America.
In an Antitrust Law column on Page 5, Carl W. Hittinger and Patrick Castaneda write that the FTC has preserved the status quo in the long-term care pharmacy market following Omnicare Inc.’s eight-month pursuit of acquiring PharMerica Corp.
In a book review on Page 7, John J. Soroko writes about Judge Harvey Bartle III’s “Mortals With Tremendous Responsibilities” and what it says about the Eastern District’s role in the development of U.S. jurisprudence.
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