Pa. Firm Can't Duck Ex-Client's Suit Over Time-Barred Claim

Law360, Philadelphia (January 17, 2013, 6:10 PM ET) -- A Philadelphia federal judge ruled Tuesday that a suit accusing a Mutzel Wesner & Silvestro LLP partner of botching a woman’s suit against her dentist and breaching a fee agreement can proceed after determining that the woman’s claim for damages equal to what she would have won in the dental suit is appropriate.

U.S. District Judge Joel Slomsky ruled that, despite a Pennsylvania Supreme Court case limiting damages in legal malpractice claims stemming from criminal cases, legal malpractice damages were not similarly limited in civil cases...
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