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The top story this morning is an ex-client filing a $192 million lawsuit against Duane Morris. As reporter Zack Needles writes, the former head of a Maryland-based credit card processing company alleges that the attorney he hired to assist him in selling a controlling interest in the company failed to disclose his relationship with the buyer.
Also above the fold on Page 1, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that a federal judge awarded fees in a dispute over attorney fees that lasted eight years.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Ben Present writes that the state Superior Court has ruled mandatory life sentences for juveniles unconstitutional as a violation of Eighth Amendment rights.
In more Regional News on Page 3, Zack Needles writes that the state Supreme Court has disbarred Bucks County’s former chief deputy district attorney, who is currently on probation after pleading guilty to charges including endangering the welfare of children.
In a Legal Marketing column on Page 5, Kimberly Alford Rice writes about overcoming your fear of asking for business.
This week’s Young Lawyer column is on Page 7, as Sam Hornak writes about six lessons he has learned from six months as an associate.
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