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Pennsylvania Professional Liability January 19, 2018
On August 18, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted the plaintiff leave to appeal to determine whether the trial court erred in granting the defendants’ motion for summary judgment and in holding that the medical malpractice action was..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Pennsylvania Professional Liability January 2, 2014
On December 5, 2013, the Pennsylvania Superior Court, in a Memorandum Opinion, affirmed a trial judge’s order granting a defendant law firm judgment notwithstanding the verdict on a legal malpractice claim brought by the law firm’s...
Pennsylvania Professional Liability January 1, 2012
Typically, the measure of damages for breach of contract claims includes consequential damages to the extent such damages were reasonably foreseeable and contemplated by the parties at the time the contract was entered into. The trial court in this..., Case Law Alert - 1st Qtr 2012
Pennsylvania Professional Liability April 1, 2011
Previously there had been disagreement as to whether a plaintiff was required to file a Certificate of Merit at the pleadings stages of a case in which the plaintiff alleges that an attorney wrongfully initiated or continued civil proceedings..., Case Law Alert - 2nd Qtr 2011
Pennsylvania Professional Liability April 1, 2011
This case arose out of a CEO's looting of a corporation, resulting in the involuntary bankruptcy of the corporation and the liquidation of its assets. The corporation was owned by two groups of equity holders, the first being the CEO, who was..., Case Law Alert - 2nd Qtr 2011
Pennsylvania Professional Liability April 1, 2011
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that "the attorney-client privilege operates in a two-way fashion to protect confidential client-to-attorney communications made for the purpose of obtaining legal advice." Pennsylvania courts had previously been..., Case Law Alert - 2nd Qtr 2011
Pennsylvania Professional Liability January 1, 2010
Although not binding on Pennsylvania state courts, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has opined that a plaintiff asserting a claim for wrongful use of civil proceedings against an attorney pursuant to 42 Pa.C...., Case Law Alert - 1st Qtr 2010

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