Justices Urged to Scrap Dragonetti Act as Unconstitutional

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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Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane waves as she enters the Montgomery County courtroom on Thursday, August 11, 2016, to continue her trial in Norristown, Pa. Kane, a first-term Democrat, is accused of leaking secret grand jury documents to the press and lying about it under oath. (Art Gentile/Bucks County Courier Times via AP, Pool)
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    By Zack Needles

    An en banc Commonwealth Court has denied Louis A. DeNaples' request to undo restrictions on his involvement with the casino he founded—but the court said DeNaples may have interpreted those restrictions as being more extensive than they are.

  • Dragonetti Act Constitutionality Among High Court Argument Highlights

    By Max Mitchell

    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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