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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Treating Everything Put on the Internet as if It Could be Blown Up as an Exhibit

/ 01.Nov, 2011

In Zimmerman v. Weis Markets,  Judge Saylor of the Northumberland County Court of Common Pleas ordered plaintiff to reveal passwords to his MySpace and Facebook accounts. . . .

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Deadly Errors

/ 26.Oct, 2011

An interesting article in the Philadelphia Inquirer finds that nearly one third of the death penalty convictions in Pennsylvania have been reversed or sent back . . .

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More Quick Tips

/ 20.Oct, 2011

Know what’s happening in your office A filing is not filed until you see the stamp or electronic confirmation I gave it to the paralegal/secretary . . .

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Gaming the System

/ 24.Aug, 2011

Many legal malpractice actions arise out of underlying problems attorneys have that are unrelated to the legal matters they are handling.  According to various studies, . . .

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Funky Malpractice

/ 26.Jul, 2011

Malpractice litigation has a funky new participant.  Parliament Funkadelic star George Clinton has sued his former attorneys for allegedly failing to bring a RICO action on . . .

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2011 Discipline Review

/ 13.Jul, 2011

With a little more than half of the year gone, it is a good time to take a look at why lawyers have been receiving . . .

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Legal Malpractice Claims on the Rise

/ 07.Jul, 2011

We recently told you about the continuing good news concerning the numbers of medical malpractice actions in Pennsylvania.  The news with respect to legal malpractice . . .

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Tort Reform Bill Signed

/ 30.Jun, 2011

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law the Fair Share Act, a tort reform bill.  S.B. 1131 makes significant changes to Pennsylvania’s joint and several . . .

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Who and what are you responsible for?

/ 22.Jun, 2011

Bonnie Sweeten, the infamous “hoax mom,” is back in the news following her guilty plea to a count of wire fraud and a count of . . .

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