Superior Ct. Vacates $3.4 Mil. Verdict Overseen by Ciavarella

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A state Superior Court panel has vacated a $3.4 million legal malpractice award overseen by former Luzerne County Common Pleas Judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. because of his ties to one of the lawyers in the case.

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  • Neal Roberts

    I read The Luzerne County Railroad recently and I highly recommend it to those in the legal profession. Larry's book is very pertinent to the subject of this article. The story of Larry dealing with an improper judge/attorney relationship and the bizarre proceedings of his case is riveting. The local newspapers published detailed articles (pictured in Larry's book) describing the twisted process. Similar corrupted courts still exist in Pennsylvania (and in many other states) that trample the constitution and the law while doling out untold suffering. This book is a must-read for any professional involved in practicing law.

  • Neal Roberts

    I read The Luzerne County Railroad recently and I highly recommend it to those in the legal profession. Larry's book is very pertinent to the subject of this article. The story of Larry dealing with an improper judge/attorney relationship and the bizarre proceedings of his case is riveting. The local newspapers published detailed articles (pictured in Larry's book) describing the twisted process. Similar corrupted courts still exist in Pennsylvania (and in many other states) that trample the constitution and the law while doling out untold suffering. This book is a must-read for any professional involved in practicing law.

  • Larry Hohol

    This is but the tip of the iceberg in Luzerne County. Multiple judges over decades of time have done exactly what Ciavarella has done in this case. Can anyone imagine going to trial knowing that the judge and opposing counsel have a very close SPECIAL relationship? I am here to tell you that it happened ALL THE TIME in Luzerne County Court and the second anyone questioned these relationships they were pummeled. After I formally questioned such a relationship, former President Judge Patrick Toole responded to me in writing and I quote, How dare you question the integrity of this court? I questioned it then as I do now. I even wrote a book about it called: The Luzerne County Railroad. More money has been stolen in Luzerne County with a gavel and a briefcase than ever with a gun. Sign Me: Larry Hohol

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