New opinion examines the bar on legal malpractice actions after settlements

/ 03.Apr, 2015

On March 31, 2015, Judge Slomsky of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued a memorandum opinion in consolidated cases . . .

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Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Legal Malpractice

/ 09.Jan, 2014

Tippi Hedren, the actress best known for her part in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, recently had a nearly $1.5 legal malpractice verdict affirmed on appeal. . . .

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Retired Bucks County Lawyer Indicted for Defrauding Estate of $1.7 Million

/ 23.Oct, 2013

Retired Bucks County attorney, Randolph Scott (no not that Randolph Scott), has been indicted on tax and identity theft charges.  The indictment charges Scott with . . .

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Attorneys and Online Reviews

/ 25.Sep, 2013

We have previously written about the many different issues faced by attorneys utilizing Social Media.  The issue is not going away.  Several recent news items . . .

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Some General Materials on Legal Malpractice

/ 19.Apr, 2013

We have previously shared a number of web resources on legal malpractice avoidance.  The following are some readily available web resources on legal malpractice in . . .

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The Romantic Alcoholic, Reality, and Disbarment

/ 28.Feb, 2013

Lawyers and alcohol have a long history together, both in fiction and real life.  From Dickens’ Sydney Carton to Paul Newman’s Frank Gavin, the literary . . .

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Legal Malpractice Avoidance

/ 07.Feb, 2013

We have previously written several posts about legal malpractice avoidance and best practices for lawyers.  Here is another nice concise “checklist” of legal malpractice avoidance . . .

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Deadlines the Harsh Reality of Legal Malpractice

/ 28.Jan, 2013

As we have previously written, calendaring issues are the number one cause of legal malpractice actions, and good calendaring habits are the single most effective malpractice . . .

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Another Ponzi Scheme, Another Allegation Against Lawyers

/ 15.Jan, 2013

As we have previously written, multiple times, there are few, if any, Ponzi schemes which do not involve an attorney at some level or another. . . .

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Legal Malpractice Based on Client Confidentiality

/ 10.Jan, 2013

McDermott, Will & Emery is facing a legal malpractice action alleging a formal partner passed on to his family members confidential information related to a . . .

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