Monthly Archives: May 2011

Judges Still Must Be Impartial

In Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Daniel Dougherty, a judge proved that adjudicating while being Southern was not a good enough excuse for violating the rules of the court.  At a Post Conviction Relief Act (PCRA) hearing in 2008, a Judge … Continue reading

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Dragonetti: Winner Logistics, Inc. v. Labor & Logistics, Inc.

“An attorney can not be held liable for gross negligence under the Dragonetti Act unless the jury also finds that the attorney initiated or continued the underlying action for an improper purpose.” – Judge Mark I. Bernstein. That, in a … Continue reading

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Improper Assurances May Mean Malpractice

“The lawyer can thus properly be classified with members of various other professions who are considered to possess knowledge, skill or even intelligence superior to that of an ordinary man and are, as a consequence, held to a higher minimum … Continue reading

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