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Limiting the limits

/ 24.May, 2011

For those of us who practice professional liability defense in both states, two of the biggest differences between New Jersey and Pennsylvania are the statute . . .

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Malpractice Avoidance Quick Tip

/ 20.May, 2011

Last Thursday, I gave legal malpractice avoidance talks in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties.  As I was coming to the end of the second talk, it . . .

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“No witness, no case”

/ 17.May, 2011

The criminal case against former New Jersey criminal defense attorney Paul Bergrin is starting to heat up again.  Trial is scheduled for October and Mr. Bergrin’s . . .

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Joint and Several Bill Remains Pending

/ 17.May, 2011

The House of Representatives in Pennsylvania has passed the Fair Share Act reforming joint and several liability in Pennsylvania. The Fair Share Act eliminates joint . . .

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Ethical Quandary for Insurance Defense Counsel

/ 16.May, 2011

The Philadelphia Bar Association publishes ethics opinions nearly every month.  The opinions are “advisory only” by the Professional Guidance Committee, and are not binding upon the . . .

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At the limits of their patience

/ 10.May, 2011

One of the best ways for attorneys to stay out of trouble with judges (which never hurts when looking to avoid malpractice) is to know . . .

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Malpractice Avoidance Quick Tip

/ 05.May, 2011

What is a good way to avoid professional liability?  Read the Rules of Professional Conduct (RPCs).  The RPCs, in and of themselves, explicitly cannot form the . . .

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Ponzi, Ponzi, everywhere

/ 03.May, 2011

One would think that with the prosecution of Bernie Madoff either investors or shysters would figure out that Ponzi schemes are a bad deal.  However, . . .

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More lawyers doing bad things

/ 28.Apr, 2011

Interesting article in the Philadelphia Inquirer today about the problem of attorneys stealing money from elderly clients.  The professional liability and attorney ethics implications of . . .

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Review of Sackett Decision Pending

/ 28.Apr, 2011

In Sackett v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, 4 A.3d 637 (Pa. Super. 2010), the Superior Court held that a new Rejection of Stacking is needed . . .

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