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Pennsylvania courts have long held that a cause of action for legal malpractice cannot be brought against an attorney when a case has settled absent proof of fraud or attorney error in providing advice on the legal implications of the settlement. See, Muhammad v. Strassburger, McKenna, Messer, Shilobod and Gutnick, 526 Pa. 541, 587 A.2d 1346 (Pa. 1991), rehearing denied, 528 Pa. 345, 598 A.2d 27 (Pa. 1991), cert denied    U.S.   , 112 S.Ct. 196, (1991) (“Simply stated, we will not permit a suit to be filed by a dissatisfied plaintiff against his attorney following a settlement to which that plaintiff agreed, unless that plaintiff can show he was fraudulently induced to settle the original action.”).

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