Tuesday, November 28, 2006

No Malpractice for Lawyer Properly Withdrawing, Says First Circuit

Over at the blog for Appellate Law & Practice, a recent post comments on and links a U.S. First Hartford_city_landmark Circuit decision affirming summary judgment in favor of a lawyer who properly withdrew and caused the client to get a new lawyer.  This is not malpratice (under contract law), said the court, applying Connecticut law and its Model Rules-based standard on withdrawing, Rule 1.16 -- and if it was (possibly under tort law), then the statute of limitations ran out, as timed from the withdrawal.  [Alan Childress]

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