Attorneys obtained summary judgment in a Dragonetti case on behalf of their attorney client
Attorneys obtained summary judgment in a Dragonetti case on behalf of their attorney client. Plaintiff alleged that the attorney and her client wrongfully initiated and continued legal proceedings against him. In the underlying case, the attorney, on behalf of the beneficiary to his father's Estate, filed Petitions for Accounting and objections in the Orphans' Court, against his brother, the Executor of their father's Estate, who also held the Power of Attorney over their father in the few years prior to his death. The Estate would have been worth more had the assets of the deceased not been reduced to nearly nothing while he was on his death bed, to the benefit of the Executor and his friends, and to the detriment of the attorney's client. Plaintiff, however, alleged that the attorney and her client did not have probable cause to initiate and continue the underlying Orphans' Court matter.