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  • You win some, you lose some. Reed Smith adds a couple of associates, but a prominent partner defects to Jones Day.  [Post-Gazette] Reed Smith considers buying/merging with troubled white-shoe firm Dewey Ballentine.  [WSJ]
  • Two Duquesne students get to argue a criminal defense case in federal court, and it has to be better representation than criminal defendants get from public defenders in state court.  [Post-Gazette]
  • Who are you voting for in the attorney general race tomorrow? I must know.  [Law.com]
  • Anti-fracking group says it’s being defamed, along with being spied on by feds.  [Legal Intelligencer]
  • Judge Conti: “Things are going to start to move” re two seemingly interminable cases involving West Penn, UPMC, and Highmark.  Or, “Get in the fast lane, Grandma,” as Mike Lange would say back in the day when it was hockey season. Sigh. I digress.  [Trib]
  • And this looks pretty useful for energy lawyers. The Business Times unveils a searchable online database for Marcellus Shale permit information.  [Business Times]