LANG et al v. MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE OF REGISTER OF WILLS AND CLERK OF ORPHANS' COURT et al
ORDER THAT JAMES LANG MOTION TO STRIKE (DOC #37) IS DENIED. THE DEFTS MOTIONS TO DISMISS (DOC NOS. 12, 14, 15, 36) ARE GRANTED. THE JAMES LANG MOTION TO DISQUALIFY COUNSEL (DOC #32) IS DENIED AS MOOT, ETC. ( SIGNED BY HONORABLE NORMA L. SHAPIRO ON 3/28/12. ) 3/29/12 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(gn, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
ELIZABETH LANG HOUSER,
MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE OF
REGISTER OF WILLS AND CLERK OF
ORPHANS’ COURT, RONALD HOLT,
FRANCES PIERCE, D. BRUCE HANES,
ESQ., MICHAEL P. CREEDON, ESQ.,
and PAUL G. LANG, JR.
Norma L. Shapiro, J.
March 28, 2012
AND NOW, this 28th day of March, 2012, upon consideration of the amended complaint
(paper no. 9), the James Lang motion to strike (paper no. 37), the motion to dismiss of
defendants Montgomery County Office of Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans’ Court, Ronald
Holt, Frances Pierce, and D. Bruce Hanes, Esq. (paper no. 12), the Elizabeth Lang Houser motion
to dismiss (paper no. 14), the Michael P. Creedon, Esq. motion to dismiss (paper no. 15), the
Paul Lang, Jr. motion to dismiss (paper no. 36), the James Lang responses to the motions to
dismiss (paper nos. 17–19), and the James Lang motion to disqualify counsel (paper no. 32), for
the reasons stated in the attached memorandum of today’s date, it is ORDERED that:
The James Lang motion to strike (paper no. 37) is DENIED.
The defendants motions to dismiss (paper nos. 12, 14, 15, 36) are
The James Lang motion to disqualify counsel (paper no. 32) is
DENIED AS MOOT.
A copy of the attached memorandum shall be forwarded to the
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to allow
it to determine whether Dilworth Paxson LLP violated Rule 1.9 of
the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct by representing
Elizabeth Lang Houser in this action despite meeting with James
Lang to give him legal advice for which he charged James Lang.
/s/ Norma L. Shapiro
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