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The top story this morning is the state Supreme Court mulling the “error in judgment rule” in medical malpractice cases. As reporter Ben Present writes, an attorney representing the estate of a two-month-old baby who died from a viral infection of the heart told the court Wednesday that the trial court’s jury instruction discussing the rule reflected precarious legal terrain.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Zack Needles writes that the state Superior Court has denied Cozen O’Connor’s request to reopen a discontinued suit filed against it by former Wolf Block attorneys in order to get a ruling that the statute of limitations wasn’t tolled.
In more Regional News on Page 3, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that the Third Circuit has suggested that U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab of the Western District of Pennsylvania amend the time limit he imposed for an upcoming trial.
In a Franchise Law column on Page 5, Craig R. Tractenberg writes a report from the Restaurant Development and Finance Conference that took place in Las Vegas.
In a Legal Marketing column on Page 7, Abby Raanan and Jennifer Smuts write about building relationships and the value of alumni programs.
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