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Busy Bees

/ 25.Mar, 2014

The South Dakota Supreme Court heard argument yesterday in a legal malpractice action involving questions of conflict of interest.  The underlying issue was an agreement . . .

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Another Attorney Charged With Stealing From the Elderly

/ 20.Mar, 2014

We have previously documented a number of cases of attorneys preying on elderly victims.  Attorney, Barbara Lieberman, an elder law specialist, was arrested yesterday on . . .

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Overbilling and Theft of Client Funds Leads to Guilty Plea for Former Spector Gadon Associate

/ 20.Mar, 2014

In December 2012, Gomer Thomas Williams, a former Spector Gadon & Rosen associate, was disbarred on consent.  In late January, he was indicted on a . . .

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Interesting Ruling in Dougherty v. Philadelphia Newspapers

/ 17.Mar, 2014

One of the more intently watched cases in Philadelphia recently has been the ongoing battle between union leader John J. Dougherty and Philadelphia Newspapers, LLC, . . .

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Footnote on Dewey & LeBoeuf Debacle

/ 14.Mar, 2014

Last week we posted about the indictments arising out of the disintegration of Dewey & LeBoeuf.  The New York Times just ran a very interesting . . .

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Split on Whether Physical Manifestations of Emotional Distress Qualifies as Bodily Injury for Insurance Purposes

/ 05.Mar, 2014

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Split on Whether Physical Manifestations of Emotional Distress Qualifies as Bodily Injury for Insurance Purposes Whether a claimant’s physical symptoms associated with . . .

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New CLE Ethics Requirement

/ 17.Feb, 2014

Pa.R.C.L.E. 108 (e) has changed to increase the number of credits lawyers may earn by remote methods from four to six credits a year.  The . . .

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$23.7 Million Settlement in Pennsylvania Legal Malpractice Lawsuit

/ 11.Feb, 2014

K & L Gates and attorney Sanford Ferguson entered into a $23.7 million settlement with bankruptcy trustee Mark Kirschner late last month.  The legal malpractice . . .

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Suppression of Evidence in Mesothelioma Cases

/ 05.Feb, 2014

On January 10, 2014, a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge George Hodges entered a sixty-five page “Order Estimating Aggregate Liability” for Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC.  Garlock manufactured . . .

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Article About Assignment of Legal Malpractice Cases

/ 03.Feb, 2014

Swartz Campbell partner, Josh J.T. Byrne, Esquire, is the author of a Legal Intelligencer article on the law regarding assignment of legal malpractice cases in . . .

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