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The top story this morning is the state Supreme Court sending the voter ID case back to the Commonwealth Court. As reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes, challengers to the law won a round yesterday when the justices filed a per curiam order vacating the Commonwealth Court’s decision not to issue a preliminary injunction last month. The state must now prove that nobody will be disenfranchised by the law.
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes that complaints about priest sexual abuse claim that Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young assisted the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in efforts to conceal sexual misconduct by its clergy. The firm is not a named defendant in the eight civil lawsuits that were filed.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Zack Needles writes that a Connecticut insurer has sued Chartwell Law Offices, seeking a declaratory judgment that it does not have a duty to indemnify the firm against malpractice claims tied to the Bridgeport fire.
In this week’s GC Mid-Atlantic column on Page 5, Steven D. Usdin and Nella M. Bloom write about a general counsel’s role in a financially distressed company.
In an E-Discovery column on Page 7, Alice E. Burns writes about using predictive coding as another tool in the arsenal.
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