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Discovery rule applies to legal malpractice

THIRD CIRCUIT APPLIES DISCOVERY RULE TO LEGAL MALPRACTICE CASES

N.J. Law Journal reports: A lawyer’s assurances to his client that a hearing “went well” and there was “nothing to worry about” may act to toll a claim that the lawyer had botched the hearing by failing to call key witnesses, a federal appeals court says in an important ruling on the statute of limitations […]

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RICO suite against IBM executives

Shame on IBM!

“Federal Judge o.k.’s RICO suit against IBM executives because of widespread…

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Stop junk Faxing

U.S. Courts Have Diversity Jurisdiction Over Junk-Fax Suits, Circuit Holds

“We hold that Congress did not divest the federal courts of diversity jurisdiction over private causes of action under the TCPA”…

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Lawyer sanctioned for abusive tactics

SANCTION UPHELD FOR ‘ABUSIVE’ AND ‘OBTRUCTIONIST’ DISCOVERY CONDUCT

“A federal appeals court has affirmed an $18,386 sanction against a law firm for an associate’s repeated interjections during the deposition of her expert witness, conduct the court called “abusive, unprofessional, and obstructionist. The fees were assessed against…”

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