Just Don’t Do It

/ 17.Oct, 2014

We have said it again, and again, and again, but apparently even a (the) justice(s) on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court do not understand.  TREAT EVERYTHING . . .

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Preliminary Objections Granted in Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings Action

/ 30.Sep, 2014

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Patricia McInerney sustained the preliminary objections of defendants Michael Trachtman, Esquire, Benjamin Anderson, Esquire, Powell Trachtman Logan Carrle & . . .

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Another Philadelphia Judge with Federal Corruption Charges

/ 24.Sep, 2014

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports, Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge, Joseph C. Waters, Jr., will plead guilty to wire fraud and mail fraud.  Waters, who resigned yesterday, . . .

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Making the Nightmare Worse

/ 09.Sep, 2014

A legal malpractice action is a nightmare.  The nightmare can be exacerbated by a denial of insurance coverage.  Attorneys should be careful not to take actions which . . .

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New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division Upholds Summary Judgment in Legal Malpractice Action

/ 04.Sep, 2014

In Whisler v. Lundy Flitter Beldecos & Berger, a legal malpractice action arising out of an underlying construction defect action, Swartz Campbell attorney Josh J.T. . . .

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Intelligencer Article

/ 27.Aug, 2014

Swartz Campbell partner, Josh J.T. Byrne, Esquire, authored an overview of recent ethics advisory opinions from the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations

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‘Mailbox rule’ can’t be boxed in presumption

/ 19.Aug, 2014

You’ve got mail! Sorry, no presumptions please! That’s the gist of a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in a . . .

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Dragonetti action: To be or not to be

/ 12.Aug, 2014

Can a person take recourse to the Dragonetti Act when there has been no final termination of action in his favor despite his voluntary dismissal . . .

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Philadelphia Bar Association on Social Media

/ 08.Aug, 2014

One of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s most recent advisory ethics opinions involves issues surrounding advising clients regarding social media, specifically Facebook.  Although specifically addressing Facebook, . . .

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Pennsylvania Judge Under the Microscope

/ 21.Jul, 2014

On July 7, 2014, the Judicial Conduct Board filed a complaint against Erie County Court of Common Pleas judge in the Court of Judicial Discipline, Stephanie . . .

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