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Discussion of Barrick Arguments

/ 10.Apr, 2013

A recent Law360 article (subscription required) includes analysis by Swartz Campbell partner, Josh J.T. Byrne of the Barrick v. Holy Spirit decision and what might happen . . .

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Resources from the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations’ New Endorsed Carrier

/ 04.Apr, 2013

The Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association have recently endorsed CNA as a professional liability insurance carrier.  CNA offers some useful legal malpractice . . .

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New Jersey Attorney Arrested for Practicing Without a License

/ 02.Apr, 2013

New Jersey attorney, Sergio Pastor, was arrested when he arrived at Kenilworth Municipal Court to represent a client in a dunk driving case.  Mr. Pastor, . . .

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Lawyer’s Opinion Not Capable of Being Defamatory

/ 28.Mar, 2013

The Legal Intelligencer reported on a decision by Judge Bartle of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissing a defamation claim against Merck and its in-house . . .

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Disbarred for Unreasonable Fee

/ 22.Mar, 2013

Ohio based mass tort lawyer, Stan Chesley, has been disbarred in Kentucky (opinion here) for taking a $20 million fee in a diet drug case, in . . .

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Attorneys and Ponzi Schemes- International Edition

/ 20.Mar, 2013

We have chronicled the ubiquitous nature of attorney involvement in Ponzi schemes.   However, the Ponzi/Attorney connection is not a phenomenon unique to slick Florida lawyers . . .

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Appeal Seeks to Broaden Scope of Who Can Sue Attorneys

/ 14.Mar, 2013

The Blog of LegalTimes reports on oral arguments in a legal malpractice action by Boston-Maine Airways Corp. against Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton.  Summary judgment . . .

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Judicial Conduct in the News

/ 12.Mar, 2013

Pennsylvania has had more than its share of judicial conduct issues in the news over the last several months.  From the top (conviction of Supreme . . .

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The Superior Court’s Most Recent Legal Malpractice Ruling

/ 07.Mar, 2013

On February 19, 2013, the Superior Court issued an opinion in O’Kelly v. Dawson, 421 WDA 2012.  Superior Court’s opinion by Judge Wecht upheld a . . .

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New Questions About the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

/ 04.Mar, 2013

An article in the Philadelphia Inquirer over the weekend raised questions about whether Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery should have disclosed referral fees received . . .

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