Pa. Judge Says Old Bill To Firm's Partner Doesn't Create Bias

Law360, Pittsburgh (December 5, 2019, 2:54 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania state court judge overseeing class action cases in Allegheny County said Thursday that a decades-old legal bill from his days as an attorney didn’t bias him against his former client’s law firm of Carlson Lynch, which has brought numerous class actions in state and federal courts.

While hearing a case involving the breach of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employees’ personal data, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Philip Ignelzi told the parties in October that when he was a lawyer in the early 1990s, he had represented Carlson Lynch partner Bruce Carlson, whose firm was now representing...

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