Pa. Judge Can Open Ex-Partners' Books In Fee Row

Law360, New York (October 8, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Monday that Allegheny Court of Common Pleas Judge Philip A. Ignelzi can inspect the books of his former partners at the now-dissolved firm Ogg Cordes Murphy & Ignelzi LLP in his breach-of-contract suit seeking owed fees, despite the partners’ claim it would violate client confidentiality.

A three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed part of a July 2012 Allegheny Court of Common Pleas decision granting Judge Ignelzi’s petition to inspect the partnership books of OCMI, but vacated the part of...
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