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3rd Circ. Told $1M Settlement Doesn't Bar Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (April 2, 2015, 12:36 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal court improperly applied U.S. Supreme Court precedent when it tossed a professional negligence suit accusing personal injury firms Layser & Freiwald PC and Spencer & Associates of botching a medical malpractice suit that ended in a $1.2 million settlement, the Third Circuit heard Tuesday.

According to the firms’ former client, Rasheena Phinisee, the federal court’s insistence on applying the high court’s 1991 Muhammad v. Strassburger McKenna Messer Shilobod & Gutnick decision precluding malpractice suits by clients who change their minds after agreeing to...
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Case Information

Case Title

Rasheena Phinisee v. Derek Layser, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 3rd Circuit

Nature of Suit

4362 Medical Malpractice

Date Filed

December 12, 2014

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