Counsel cites attorney-client privilege for not disclosing reasons for withdrawal motion

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 9, 2015

Kimberly M. Frascella  

PHILADELPHIA – Plaintiff counsel representing a client in a prospective medical malpractice suit pointed to reasons not able to be disclosed to the public as her rationale for withdrawing from the case’s future proceedings.

Kimberly M. Frascella of Stief Gross & Sagoskin in Newtown filed a motion to withdraw appearance on Sept. 4. Yet, due to a continued connection to client Larry Broadus and attorney-client privilege, Frascella said the reasons for her withdrawal could not be disclosed publicly. 

A hearing in this matter was set for Wednesday in Court chambers, at Philadelphia City Hall.

Broadus filed the Writ of Summons in this matter on June 18 against Philadelphia defendants Dr. William J. Meis, Dr. Carmen M. Piccolo III, Dr. Robert Q. Luo, General & Vascular Surgical Group and Aria Health System; though no formal complaint has been filed yet. The Writ of Summons was reissued on July 16 and Aug. 15, per court records.

Due to a delay in bringing forth further legal action, several members of defense counsel recently filed praecipes for Judgment of Non Pros against Broadus, for his not filing the complaint in the required amount of time.

The defendants are represented by Gary M. Samms, Katherine M. Robinson, Carol M. Cowhey, Jennifer P. Reno of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin and Adrian R. King of Ballard Spahr, all in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 150602434

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