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  • The corruption trial of longtime Pennsylvania legislator Bill Deweese started yesterday, and his chief of staff testified that lots of taxpayer money was spent to “make Bill happy.”  DeWeese shares an attorney with Senator Jane Orie, who is also accused of spending pubic money inappropriately.  [Trib]
  • Congratulations to Patricia Dodge, named the new managing partner of Meyer, Unkovic, & Scott LLP. This firm was number 19 in Pittsburgh Business Times’ recent ranking of Pittsburgh law firms.  [Pittsburgh Business Times]
  • Governor Corbett’s call for a freeze in judicial spending does not seem to be getting anywhere.  [Patriot]
  • The Allegheny County Assessors’ office is now offering “enhanced” real estate information for a pretty steep fee.  Now you’ll have to pay at least $150 to show up prepared for a client’s property tax reassessment hearing.  [Legal Backtalk]