Herbert v. American Biltrite: Pennsylvania’s Superior Court Holds That Virginia’s Statute of Limitations Bars Asbestos-Personal-Injury Claim

/ 15.Jan, 2016

In a non-precedential opinion filed on January 12, 2016, Pennsylvania’s Superior Court affirmed the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas’ Order granting Defendants summary judgment . . .

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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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The Superior Court’s Most Recent Legal Malpractice Ruling

/ 07.Mar, 2013

On February 19, 2013, the Superior Court issued an opinion in O’Kelly v. Dawson, 421 WDA 2012.  Superior Court’s opinion by Judge Wecht upheld a . . .

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Supreme Court of Kentucky Repudiates the Impact Rule for Recovery of Emotional Distress Damages

/ 07.Jan, 2013

The “Impact Rule” has long been the standard plaintiffs must meet to recover emotional distress damages in a number of states (including Pennsylvania, with exceptions). . . .

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Texas Expands Statute of Limitations at Akin Gump’s Expense

/ 20.Nov, 2012

Last year Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld won summary judgment in a legal malpractice action arising out of a failed real estate development.  The . . .

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Morgan Lewis Professional Liability Case Revived

/ 24.Apr, 2012

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has breathed new life into a decade old legal malpractice and fraud action against Morgan Lewis.  The action involves . . .

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It just goes on and on. . .

/ 27.Feb, 2012

Two recent cases illustrate one of the central problems with legal malpractice cases, they frequently just will not end.  In the case of In re: . . .

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Recent Pennsylvania Legal Malpractice Opinions

/ 01.Feb, 2012

Although not strictly speaking a “legal malpractice” decision, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s decision in Travelers Indem. Co. v. Stengel, 2011 WL 6739458 (E.D. Pa. . . .

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Hiding mistakes can be costly

/ 07.Jun, 2011

Communication is one of the most important parts of the attorney-client relationship.  Rule of professional conduct 1.4 tells us the minimum communication necessary to abide by . . .

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Limiting the limits

/ 24.May, 2011

For those of us who practice professional liability defense in both states, two of the biggest differences between New Jersey and Pennsylvania are the statute . . .

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