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Pa. Supreme Court Eyes Forum Issue in Legal Mal Case

November 20, 2013

The Legal Intelligencer
By Max Mitchell

Moving a legal malpractice case from Philadelphia to Dauphin County would require the state Supreme Court to relax the standards of forum non conveniens to such a degree that case transfers would become the norm throughout the state, the plaintiffs counsel in Bratic v. Rubendall argued before the high court Tuesday. The justices heard arguments in the case during the court’s oral argument session Tuesday in Harrisburg, Pa. The case focuses on whether a case against Harrisburg law firm Keefer Wood Allen & Rahal and other defendants should be moved from Philadelphia to Dauphin County, where eight key witnesses in the case are located. Partner Jeffrey R. Lerman┬ácomments.

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