A three-judge Pennsylvania Superior Court panel has upheld a plaintiff’s use of an attorney as an expert in a legal malpractice case to say what the underlying case would have been worth had it been allowed to proceed.

The court’s memorandum decision lets stand a $282,000 verdict awarded to a woman who sued the firm she originally hired to represent her in a slip-and-fall case originating in New York City. According to the woman’s legal malpractice lawsuit, the firm failed to file the complaint within the proper statute of limitations.

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