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Superior Court Finds Fraud Exception Does Not Apply to Spousal Communications Privilege

/ 29.Jan, 2016

In Cap Glass, Inc. v. Coffman, 2016 WL 157059 (Pa. Super. Jan. 13, 2016) the Superior Court held the trial court erred in compelling the . . .

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Lawyer told police of client’s alleged plot after speaking with ethics hotline

/ 28.Jan, 2016

A Pennsylvania lawyer revealed his client’s alleged plot “take back” the home of his ex-girlfriend using an AR-15 rifle and body armor after consulting with . . .

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Suspect’s attorney saved lives, police say

/ 28.Jan, 2016

Howard Cofflin was already facing charges of harrassment and making terroristic threats when he told his attorney his plan to bomb a Pennsylvania State Police . . .

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Legal Intelligencer Article January 2016

/ 28.Jan, 2016

Preventing reasonably certain death or substantial bodily harm?

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HERBERT V. AMERICAN BILTRITE: PENNSYLVANIA’S SUPERIOR COURT HOLDS THAT VIRGINIA’S STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS BARS ASBESTOS-PERSONAL-INJURY CLAIM

/ 15.Jan, 2016

In a non-precedential opinion filed on January 12, 2016, Pennsylvania’s Superior Court affirmed the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas’ Order granting Defendants summary judgment . . .

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Roundup of This Year’s Significant Advisory Ethics Opinions

/ 30.Dec, 2015

Swartz Campbell attorney, Josh J.T. Byrne, Esquire, has an article on Roundup of This Year’s Significant Advisory Ethics Opinions, published on the Legal Intelligencer’s website.

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Superior Court Again Reaffirms Rule Against Legal Malpractice Cases Following Settlements

/ 01.Jun, 2015

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 . . .

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Swartz Campbell Partners Achieve Defense Jury Verdict for Doctors

/ 01.May, 2015

Swartz Campbell partners, Jeffrey McCarron and Josh Byrne, successfully defended their physician clients in a medical malpractice death case.  Following trial, the Philadelphia jury found . . .

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New opinion examines the bar on legal malpractice actions after settlements

/ 03.Apr, 2015

On March 31, 2015, Judge Slomsky of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued a memorandum opinion in consolidated cases . . .

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Keystone Freight Tries Again

/ 06.Mar, 2015

On of the more comprehensive Superior Court opinions on wrongful use of civil proceedings in recent years is Keystone Freight Corp. v. Stricker, 31 A.3d 967 . . .

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