Friday, September 18, 2009

Huge Malpractice Verdict Against Firm for Not Telling Client of Dismissal

An employment discrimination plaintiff whose suit was dismissed because of an error in the complain won a huge malpractice verdict against a firm for not telling her of the dismissal until it was too late to refile and fix the error. The 100-lawyer firm says it was all the fault of one lawyer who messed up and has since left the firm and been disbarred. Becker & Poliakoff to Appeal $4.5M Malpractice Loss, Blames ‘Rogue Lawyer’, ABA Journal Law News Now, Sept. 18, 2009.

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