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In a non-precedential opinion filed on January 12, 2016, Pennsylvania’s Superior Court affirmed the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas’ Order granting Defendants summary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

/ 25.Feb, 2015

In an article in the Legal Intelligencer, Swartz Campbell partner, Josh Byrne, explores the various types of professional liability actions brought against civil defense attorneys.

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Article Describes Plight of Sanctioned Attorney

/ 26.Jan, 2015

An article in the Philadelphia Inquirer describes the plight of sanctioned attorney Nancy Raynor.  The article notes the sanctions are unlike anything Swartz Campbell partner . . .

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Order Sustaining Preliminary Objections in Dragonetti Act Case Upheld

/ 20.Jan, 2015

The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed an order obtained by Swartz Campbell partner, Josh J.T. Byrne, from the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas sustaining preliminary . . .

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