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What you don’t know can hurt you

/ 05.Jan, 2012

We have previously written about Bonnie Sweeten, not because of her sensationalist faked kidnapping, but because of what her case means for professional malpractice avoidance. . . .

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Opening up wrongful use of civil proceedings

/ 30.Dec, 2011

The Superior Court has issued an opinion which could spell big trouble for Pennsylvania attorneys.  The court’s decision in Betts Industries, Inc. v. Heelan, Pa. . . .

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Another Pennsylvania Jurist Investigated

/ 20.Dec, 2011

The Supreme Court has removed Judge Michael J. Sullivan, the administrative judge for Philadelphia’s traffic court, amid an FBI probe into allegations of ticket fixing. . . .

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More lawyers getting in trouble

/ 09.Dec, 2011

We have blogged before about lawyers and Ponzi schemes.  The New Jersey State Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the license of attorney Michael Kwasnik who . . .

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Best practices tip- Client Letters

/ 08.Dec, 2011

We have previously blogged about some of the good resources that are available from various professional liability insurers.  Recently Swiss Re (Westport Insurance) created a . . .

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Superior Court

/ 23.Nov, 2011

Last year, the Superior Court sent a shiver through the bar with its opinion in Barrick v. Holy Spirit Hospital.  The controversial decision ruled a . . .

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Roosevelt Hairston Sentenced

/ 21.Nov, 2011

We have been following the saga of former Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania attorney Roosevelt Hairston with interest.  We have written previously about the obvious ethical . . .

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Pennsylvania Professional Liability- Key Case

/ 18.Nov, 2011

An important initial question in legal malpractice cases is necessarily whether the attorney actually represented the client for the matter in which the attorney was . . .

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The e-mail scam for lawyers

/ 09.Nov, 2011

We have written before about the interesting ways e-mail scammers have been targeting lawyers.  In my e-mail bin this morning was the following scam e-mail from . . .

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Interesting Effects of a Controversial Law

/ 02.Nov, 2011

While not relevant to most attorneys in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the recent controversial immigration law in Alabama raises a very interesting question regarding the . . .

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