Saturday, July 4, 2015

Chris Mondics

Chris Mondics

Chris Mondics covers legal affairs for The Inquirer as a member of the business news staff. Before joining the business department in April 2007, he was a Washington correspondent for The Inquirer, covering the impeachment of President Clinton, the collapse of Enron and Arthur Andersen, the 9/11 attacks and the 9/11 Commission investigation. He also has covered the global pharmaceuticals industry, and was The Inquirer’s investigative reporter on the 2000 presidential race.

Before joining the Washington bureau, Mondics was The Inquirer’s bureau chief in Trenton, where he covered Gov. Christie Whitman and other political leaders.



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In a ruling with wide implication for utilities and regulated industries, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked Obama administration rules aimed at reducing pollution from coal-fired power plants, saying regulators failed to take cost into account.
Plaintiffs' lawyers are skilled at demanding accountability. That's what they do. When there is a catastrophic accident, such as the May 12 Amtrak crash, they're among the first to point fingers. And, truth be told, the targets often richly deserve it. Such was the case in 2012 when a Common Pleas Court jury in Pittsburgh spent all of

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