Convicted Ex-Pa. Judge's Fraud Suit Axed By Appeals Court

Law360, Philadelphia (July 10, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Superior Court agreed Tuesday to throw out a lawsuit alleging that a pair of insurers tried to curry favor with a state appellate judge, who was later convicted on fraud charges, by artificially inflating claim payments made to him after a 2001 car accident.

The court found that an Erie County judge had properly applied the so-called in pari delicto doctrine, which creates a general principle that no court will lend aid to a person whose claims are based upon an illegal or immoral...
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