The Dragonetti Act unconstitutionally encroaches on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's exclusive ability to regulate the practice of law, an attorney seeking to overturn the 36-year-old law allowing lawyers to be sued for filing frivolous lawsuits argued before the justices Tuesday.
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In its upcoming oral argument session, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to consider cases that could have wide-ranging effects on the viability of the franchise model across the state, as well as on the liability attorneys can face for filing allegedly frivolous lawsuits.
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