Thursday, December 13, 2007

Malpractice Verdict Reinstated

The Washington State Supreme Court reversed a decision of the Court of Appeals that had overturned a jury  finding of legal malpractice. The attorney had waited until the final day under the applicable statute of limitations to file a premises liability action against a grocery store (the client had slipped on shampoo and injured her arm). The suit named the wrong defendant. The jury in the malpractice case awarded $212,000 in damages. the court here held that judgment as a matter of law was inappropriate and that there was sufficient evidence to support the jury verdict. (Mike Frisch)

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