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Making the Nightmare Worse

/ 09.Sep, 2014

A legal malpractice action is a nightmare.  The nightmare can be exacerbated by a denial of insurance coverage.  Attorneys should be careful not to take actions which . . .

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New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division Upholds Summary Judgment in Legal Malpractice Action

/ 04.Sep, 2014

In Whisler v. Lundy Flitter Beldecos & Berger, a legal malpractice action arising out of an underlying construction defect action, Swartz Campbell attorney Josh J.T. . . .

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Intelligencer Article

/ 27.Aug, 2014

Swartz Campbell partner, Josh J.T. Byrne, Esquire, authored an overview of recent ethics advisory opinions from the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations

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‘Mailbox rule’ can’t be boxed in presumption

/ 19.Aug, 2014

You’ve got mail! Sorry, no presumptions please! That’s the gist of a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in a . . .

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Dragonetti action: To be or not to be

/ 12.Aug, 2014

Can a person take recourse to the Dragonetti Act when there has been no final termination of action in his favor despite his voluntary dismissal . . .

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Philadelphia Bar Association on Social Media

/ 08.Aug, 2014

One of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s most recent advisory ethics opinions involves issues surrounding advising clients regarding social media, specifically Facebook.  Although specifically addressing Facebook, . . .

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Pennsylvania Judge Under the Microscope

/ 21.Jul, 2014

On July 7, 2014, the Judicial Conduct Board filed a complaint against Erie County Court of Common Pleas judge in the Court of Judicial Discipline, Stephanie . . .

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Continuing Increase in Large Legal Malpractice Claims

/ 15.Jul, 2014

Insurance broker Ames & Gough has released its fourth annual survey of lawyers’ professional liability claims.  The insurance companies reported the number of claims has . . .

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How Not to Handle Administrative Suspension

/ 02.Jul, 2014

Two recent disciplinary opinions from the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania illustrate how not to handle an administrative suspension.  The Supreme Court’s . . .

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Josh Byrne, Esquire named as a Hearing Committee Member serving the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

/ 30.Jun, 2014

Swartz Campbell partner, Josh J.T. Byrne, Esquire, was named as a Hearing Committee Member serving the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.  Mr. . . .

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