- Nationally, law firms are not doing so well. And Pennsylvania law firms have fared worse than the national average since 2008. [Legal Intelligencer] Happy Valentine’s Day!
- Penn State’s Tim Curley asks the court to throw out the perjury case against him for lack of evidence. His argument: Joe Paterno’s grand jury testimony is inadmissible now that he’s deceased, and there isn’t enough other evidence. [Patriot] Well, Pittsburgh Legal Backtalk called that one.
- Meanwhile, Penn State announces that it’s spent $3.2 million on legal fees and public relations costs from the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. Geez, I wonder how that compares to the amount of money being cut from the state education budget. [Patriot]
- Post-Gazette weighs in on yesterday’s Orie development: the request for a special prosecutor to investigate leaks from the grand jury. Both sides accuse the other of orchestrating leaked information about investigation of Justice Joan Orie Melvin, and Judge Manning may hear arguments this morning. [Post-Gazette]
- Did you know that Allegheny Court of Common Pleas Judge Dwayne Woodruff is a former Steeler and a Super Bowl champion? Rad. Less rad: His company owes $18,000 in back taxes. [WTAE]
- Pennsylvania lawmakers want to make it harder for people who quit their jobs or commit fraud to collect unemployment. [PA Indy]