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  • In what will be a huge deal for energy lawyers around here, our state Supreme Court considers whether Marcellus Shale is a mineral and therefore governed by old mineral leases on people’s property.  [Trib]
  • The risk vs utility analysis in a products liability case must consider all the ways you can use that product, not just the way that hurt the plaintiff.  [Legal Intelligencer]
  • Ken Melani’s attorney suggests he was fired in retaliation for arguing that it would be illegal for Highmark to fire his mistress. Are philandering spouses going to be a new protected class under the law?  I do not think “sex discrimination” means what Melani thinks it means.  [WTAE]
  • A former associate at Philly’s Cozen O’Connor was busted for “sham billing practices.”  [Americanlawyer.com]