3rd Circ. Asked To Keep Legal Malpractice Suit In Fed. Court

Law360, Philadelphia (March 25, 2014, 4:08 PM EDT) -- Westport Insurance Corp. on Tuesday urged the Third Circuit to rule that a Pennsylvania resident’s effort to make it pay $4.2 million stemming from a legal malpractice claim belonged in federal court, arguing that federal courts lack the discretion to kick aside a case that centered on damages.

Christopher Wadley of Walker Wilcox Matousek LLP told the panel that U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann should not have sent the case back to the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas because it was not truly a declaratory...
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Case Information

Case Title

Rox-Ann Reifer v. Westport Insurance Corp

Case Number



Appellate - 3rd Circuit

Nature of Suit

4110 Insurance

Date Filed

June 25, 2013

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