K&L Gates Aims to Settle Malpractice Case for $23.8 Mil.

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James H. Joseph of Sweetwater Law in Sewickley, Pa., and Sigmund S. Wissner-Gross of Brown Rudnick in New York are representing Kirschner. Wissner-Gross said he could not comment.

According to the settlement agreement, accounting firm Pascarella & Wiker, which was a co-defendant with K&L Gates in the malpractice action, is not party to the settlement. Kirschner said in his motion that, if he is unable to settle his claims with the accounting firm, he will "promptly" proceed with the remaining claims.

Kirschner said that if Pascarella & Wiker does not agree to an entry of discontinuance of the action against K&L Gates in state court, he would ask the court to enter an order of discontinuance. Patricia Dodge of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott represents Pascarella & Wiker and did not return a call for comment.

Gina Passarella can be contacted at 215-557-2494 or at gpassarella@alm.com. Follow her on Twitter @GPassarellaTLI.

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