Superior Court Again Reaffirms Rule Against Legal Malpractice Cases Following Settlements
In Silvagni v. Shorr, 2015 Pa. Super. 62 (Pa. Super. 2015), the Superior Court, in an opinion written by Judge Lazarus, affirmed the dismissal of a . . .
C. Donald Swartz and William T. Campbell worked together as young law clerks in Philadelphia. In 1921, they decided to form their own practice. The small firm grew as the skills and abilities of the two young lawyers were recognized in the legal community. The partnership was expanded with the addition of Ward Henry, a solo practitioner. Swartz, Campbell & Henry continued to grow and prosper, with offices located in the Lincoln Liberty Building (now the PNB Building) at Broad & Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia. With the retirement of Ward Henry, a bright and energetic trial lawyer, Lynn L. Detweiler, joined the firm. The name of the firm was changed to Swartz, Campbell & Detweiler. The firm soon became one of the preeminent insurance defense firms in Philadelphia.
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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld the $500,000 governmental damages cap in its November 19, 2014 decision in Zauflik v. Pennsbury School District (http://www.pacourts.us/assets/opinions/Supreme/out/j-39-2014mo%20-%201020172982832188.pdf#search=%22pennsbury%22). The decision . . .read more