Pennsylvania Superior Court Reports Volume 54

Pennsylvania Superior Court Reports Volume 54

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...him by the court of common pleas, will not be increased by the appellate court-. Argued May 1, 1913. Appeal, No. 180, April T., 1913, by plaintiff, from order of C. P. Allegheny Co., Jan. T., 1913, No. 514, making absolute rule to open judgment in case of Washington Jarvis v. John Stoffal. Before RICE, P. J., Hsnnnasou, MORRISON, Onnanv, HEAD and PORTER, JJ. Affirmed. Rule to open judgment so as to strike off attorney's commissions. SWEARINGEN, J., filed an opinion which was in part as follows: The amount of the loan was but $2,000. The remaining $6,000 was purchase money for about one-third of the land pledged as security therefor. The judgment was entered within thirty-six hours after the plaintiff's right to enter it accrued. It was accomplished by filling up a blank form for such purpose, making a copy of the bond and a calculation of the amount due, securing the services of an attorney for the defendant pro hac vice to sign the confession, and then carrying these papers to the prothonotary's office and lodging them with that officer. Of course, all of this required the necessary skill and knowledge, in order that the judgment might be properly entered; and it was properly entered. The attorney made himself responsible for the correct-_ ness of this work, and he is entitled to compensation therefor. But no execution was issued, the attorney was not obliged to examine any title, to describe any land, or to ascertain any other property out of which the money could be made. The money has already been paid, except what the plaintiff will be obliged to pay his attorney for the services rendered. What would be a reasonable compensation? What amount ought the plaintiff to pay his attorney out of his own pocket, if he more

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