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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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, . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .