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January 12, 2015

In The News Today – January 12, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments this week in a case that “considers whether employers can defend discrimination lawsuits by asserting that government lawyers did not try hard enough to settle claims before going to court.” (Associated Press)

The new majority in the West Virginia legislature will make lawsuit reform a priority as part of its jobs push, “claiming the state’s tort laws discourage job creation.” “I think tort reform has to go further,” said Delegate Mike Azinger. (FOX Parkersburg)

“With certainty growing that Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane will face criminal charges for her alleged role in leaking secret grand jury information to a newspaper, it’s difficult to see how she can keep the distraction from hampering her ability to run an important office,” writes the Philadelphia Inquirer in an editorial noting that Kane may have to step down. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

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