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Judge Denies Driller Bill of Particulars in Spill Case

Zack Needles | April 23, 2014

The Lycoming County trial judge in the criminal case against ExxonMobil subsidiary XTO Energy over a fracking wastewater spill has denied the company's request for a bill of particulars, saying that, at 17 pages, it "reads more like a discovery request in a civil case."

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Pa. Law Weekly

  • Public Scrutiny Leads to Questions About Informant Usage

    By Max Mitchell

    Determining when a case is strong enough to prosecute and when a confidential informant might be too compromised to take the witness stand are decisions typically made behind closed doors.

  • Federal Judge OKs 'Failure to Screen' Claim

    By Zack Needles

    A federal judge has allowed the estate of a woman who died of hemopericardium in Lankenau Medical Center's emergency room to proceed with a claim against the hospital for failure to screen under the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, finding that the hospital could not adequately articulate its own screening procedure as a defense.

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From the Blogs

  • Productivity and Cellphone Use in the Workplace

    By Mary Brislin

    How do you maximize productivity of staff that utilizes text messaging or instant messaging as the "normal" means of communication? Do you try to eliminate texting from the workplace? Or do you accept it as the reality of a younger generation and instead try to manage the impact to productivity and to the culture of the firm?

  • What Legal Marketers Are Saying That Lawyers Should Hear

    By Gina F. Rubel

    More than 1,100 professionals recently attended the Legal Marketing Association's annual conference (Twitter hashtag #LMA14) to collaborate, contemplate and commiserate about the opportunities and challenges inherent in legal marketing.

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People in the News

  • People in the News - April 24, 2014

    The following is a portion of a list of pro bono volunteers who assisted the Support Center for Child Advocates in 2013:

  • People in the News - April 23, 2014

    Clark Hill Thorp Reed attorney Stephanie K. Rawitt is set to serve as a member of the faculty for a CLE program presented by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute titled "A View Through the Looking Glass: Key Issues in Federal and State Wage-and-Hour Laws."

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Women in the Profession-A Paradigm Shift

The Legal Intelligencer
A panel of 11 members of the legal community put together by The Legal Intelligencer and led by moderator Kimberly Alford Rice recently held a free-wheeling discussion on the opportunities and impediments to women in the legal profession. The discussion will be the centerpiece of the annual Women in the Profession supplement to be published April 29.
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