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Pa. Lawyer Says Appellate Judges' Opinion Was Defamatory

Law360 (April 25, 2019, 11:06 PM EDT) -- A Philadelphia attorney has sued three Pennsylvania superior court judges for defamation over a 2018 opinion concerning legal fees, claiming the panel shouldn't have the usual judicial immunity because it lacked jurisdiction to question his credibility.

Attorney Bruce Chasan contends in a Wednesday complaint that a published opinion written by Senior Judge William Platt made false and derogatory statements about him, impugned his credibility, and questioned his motivations in the underlying case.

The case involved a dispute between a travel agency Chasan owned and the company he sold it to. The matter began as a collection lawsuit and transformed into a long-running...

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