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  • Justice Joan Orie Melvin has been recusing herself from Allegheny cases ever since her sister Jane was indicted, and it’s led to a deadlock in a couple of cases.  Various law professors speculate about what it all means.  [Post-Gazette]
  • More than 21,000 property owners had challenged their property assessments by the 6:00 pm deadline today.  [Post-Gazette]
  • K&L Gates moves to dismiss a legal malpractice case stemming from the “Computergate” scandal.  [Legal Intelligencer]
  • A plan that’d make corporations pay higher taxes has advanced through the state house.  Somehow I think it’s doomed during an election year, but what do I know.  [PA Indy]
  • San Francisco’s tenth biggest law firm, Gordon & Rees, is opening an office here.  [Pittsburgh Business Times]
  • This is a couple days old but interesting: WSJ examines the Highmark-UPMC conflict and decides that “Pittsburgh is the canary in the coal mine” of the health care industry.  We just can’t get away from the coal mines, can we? [WSJ]