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  • Congratulations to Bill Ward, whom Governor Corbett nominated today for the Court of Common Pleas.  Stephen Aichele, the state’s general counsel, will take over as chief of staff, and there’s no word on who will take over as general counsel.  [Legal Intelligencer]
  • The Third Circuit extended its test for when you can bring a bankruptcy claim against a company in a case that I would know about if I had fancy pants premium access to the web site.  [Legal Intelligencer]
  • Patriot editorial urges Justice Joan Orie Melvin to step down.  [Patriot]
  • In the meantime, her suspension means a likely tie on the redistricting issue and others facing the State Supremes.  [Trib]
  • Fox Rothschild is hiring a commercial litigation associate.  [Lawjobs.com]