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It’s cold in here!

/ 26.Apr, 2011

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently upheld an injunction freezing most of an attorney’s assets in order to . . .

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Play Ball!

/ 26.Apr, 2011

Professional liability defense is not limited to the legal “arena” or the “courts” of law.  With the NBA and NHL playoffs in full swing, there . . .

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Preliminary Objections Granted on The Basis of Underlying Settlement

/ 20.Apr, 2011

Jeff McCarron and Danielle Graham of the Professional Liability group recently obtained a favorable result for a client in a legal malpractice action the Court of Common Pleas . . .

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One step ahead of the Ambulance Chaser

/ 19.Apr, 2011

Michael Wolf, a Montgomery County attorney, has been charged as part of a large insurance fraud scheme, in which a police officer would refer automobile accident victims . . .

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"Ban the Box Legislation"

/ 18.Apr, 2011

Employers in Philadelphia are now prohibited from requiring job applicants to disclose their criminal backgrounds until after the first employment interview. Signed into law today, . . .

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Who can sue a defense lawyer?

/ 18.Apr, 2011

In these tight financial times, insurance companies continue to look for ways to recoup their losses.  Legal malpractice claims based upon equitable subrogation or assignments . . .

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Fair Share Legislation

/ 18.Apr, 2011

Pennsylvania has long had a system of joint and several liability which is not favorable to defendants.  Under the joint and several liability system in . . .

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Household Exclusion Again Challenged

/ 13.Apr, 2011

The household exclusion in auto policies continues to be challenged by the plaintiff’s Bar.  Oral argument was conducted before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on . . .

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Post-Koken case- Philadelphia County

/ 12.Apr, 2011

In Pennsylvania, mandatory arbitration of UM and UIM claims was eliminated by the Koken decision.  Following the Koken decision, most insurers eliminated mandatory arbitration clauses . . .

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Requiring Impropriety

/ 11.Apr, 2011

There has been a longstanding debate over an ambiguity in Pennsylvania’s Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings Statute, 42 Pa.C.S.A. § 8351.  Section 8351 provides: (a)       A . . .

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