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Hiding the Ball Can Lead to a Time Out

/ 07.Apr, 2014

Attorneys owe a duty to assist their clients, but overzealous representation often leads to discipline.  The news is replete with stories of attorneys facing discipline . . .

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Justice Baer Calls for Harsher Discipline for Repeat Offenders

/ 03.Apr, 2014

On Monday, the Supreme Court adopted the recommendation of the Disciplinary Board, and suspended attorney Thomas Russel Quinn of Philadelphia for a period of one . . .

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Overbilling and Theft of Client Funds Leads to Guilty Plea for Former Spector Gadon Associate

/ 20.Mar, 2014

In December 2012, Gomer Thomas Williams, a former Spector Gadon & Rosen associate, was disbarred on consent.  In late January, he was indicted on a . . .

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Footnote on Dewey & LeBoeuf Debacle

/ 14.Mar, 2014

Last week we posted about the indictments arising out of the disintegration of Dewey & LeBoeuf.  The New York Times just ran a very interesting . . .

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New CLE Ethics Requirement

/ 17.Feb, 2014

Pa.R.C.L.E. 108 (e) has changed to increase the number of credits lawyers may earn by remote methods from four to six credits a year.  The . . .

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$23.7 Million Settlement in Pennsylvania Legal Malpractice Lawsuit

/ 11.Feb, 2014

K & L Gates and attorney Sanford Ferguson entered into a $23.7 million settlement with bankruptcy trustee Mark Kirschner late last month.  The legal malpractice . . .

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Suppression of Evidence in Mesothelioma Cases

/ 05.Feb, 2014

On January 10, 2014, a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge George Hodges entered a sixty-five page “Order Estimating Aggregate Liability” for Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC.  Garlock manufactured . . .

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Article About Assignment of Legal Malpractice Cases

/ 03.Feb, 2014

Swartz Campbell partner, Josh J.T. Byrne, Esquire, is the author of a Legal Intelligencer article on the law regarding assignment of legal malpractice cases in . . .

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Pennsylvania Disciplinary Statistics for 2013

/ 28.Jan, 2014

It was another busy year for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.   Over the last year thirty-six attorneys were disbarred, fifty . . .

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Attorneys Selling Drugs

/ 14.Jan, 2014

The news yesterday that Malvern attorney Arthur D. Goldman was charged with selling high-end wine without a liquor license is somewhat unusual in that it . . .

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