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JOSEPH R. SIEGERT v. JOSEPH PATRICK GORHAM ET AL. APPEAL MORTON S. POWLEN (01/27/75)

SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


decided: January 27, 1975.

JOSEPH R. SIEGERT, APPELLANT,
v.
JOSEPH PATRICK GORHAM ET AL. APPEAL OF MORTON S. POWLEN

Appeal Nos. 131 and 134 January Term, 1974, from Decree of Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Civil Trial Division, in Equity, No. 4497, May Term, 1969; Alexander F. Barbieri, Judge.

COUNSEL

Joseph R. Siegert, Philadelphia, for Joseph R. Siegert.

Murry Powlen, Philadelphia, for Morton S. Powlen.

I. Raymond Kremer, Philadelphia, for Joseph Patrick Gorham.

Jones, C. J., and Eagen, O'Brien, Roberts and Manderino, JJ. Pomeroy and Nix, JJ., took no part in the consideration or decision of this case. Roberts, J., filed a concurring opinion in which Jones, C. J., joins.

Author: Per Curiam

[ 459 Pa. Page 594]

Decree affirmed. Costs to be paid by appellant.

ROBERTS, Justice (concurring).

I concur in the affirmance of the decree solely because the issue whether counsel's contingent fees of over $150,000.00 out of a verdict of $275,000.00*fn* in a negligence

[ 459 Pa. Page 595]

    


*fn* Final recovery, including interest and costs, totaled almost $315,000.00.


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