- The Post-Gazette profiles Hon. Carlota Bohm, the newest U.S. Bankruptcy judge in town, and Hon. Dan Pellegrini, new president of the Commonwealth Court.
- HIPAA rules do not create a new evidentiary privilege. Judge Wettick held that the plaintiff in a whistleblower case was entitled to third-party patient information, provided the patients received notice of the discovery requests and an opportunity to object to disclosure. We mentioned this case when the Legal Intelligencer reported on it last week, but now you don’t need a subscription to read about it.) [Post-Gazette]
- Allegheny County commissioners think the county is being treated unfairly in property tax reassessments, and neighboring counties agree. [Trib]
- Meanwhile, the property owners whose lawsuit brought about the much-maligned reassessment have moved for County Executive Rich Fitzgerald to be found in contempt of court. Judge Wettick is supposed to hear arguments this week. [MSNBC]