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Court Rejects Law Firm's Fee Claim Against Former Lawyer

Lizzy McLellan | November 29, 2016

A law firm is not entitled to the attorney fees billed after a workers' compensation client discharged the firm and before a new fee agreement was approved, the Commonwealth Court has ruled.

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In Brothers’ Fight Over Family Business, Nobody Wins

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    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.

  • Justices OK FOP Benefits Admin's Use of Funds in Union Election

    By Max Mitchell

    A nonprofit corporation's actions are authorized if they are not clearly unrelated to its purpose, or prohibited by law, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said in a decision allowing the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police's benefits administrator to spend money endorsing a candidate for the union's president.

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    By Terry Silver

    My advice to lawyers and CPAs is to prepare your clients for the prospect of a business divorce. A business relationship is no different than a marital one; people change, circumstances change, and people grow (and don't grow) in different directions. And by "preparing for a business divorce," I am referring to the need to create an operating agreement from the outset of a business relationship to address the following issues, if and when they arise.

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Hank Grezlak, editor-in-chief of The Legal Intelligencer, discusses the economic outlook for 2016 before the Legal Marketing Association, Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter.
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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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