Cases - Court of Appeals Affirms the Defeat of Plaintiff’s Claims Against Employment Lawyer

Court of Appeals Affirms the Defeat of Plaintiff’s Claims Against Employment Lawyer

Resolution Date
07/07/2014

Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation
Legal Malpractice

Description

Tyler Wetzel and Joe Kingma represented a lawyer who allegedly gave faulty employment law advice to a manager of a large company based in Japan. The manager claimed he was discriminated against based on his ethnicity and had to quit his job. Our original summary judgment motion was granted in large part, dismissing most of the plaintiff’s claims. The Court of Appeals of Georgia affirmed, and CCS then filed a second motion for summary judgment, arguing that the remaining claims were or could have been brought by the plaintiff in his lawsuit against his former employer. Thus the plaintiff could not show any damages proximately caused by the defendant lawyer’s advice. The state court granted the second motion, striking the plaintiff’s remaining claims and the Court of Appeals affirmed on July 7, 2014.

Attorneys Involved
Tyler J. Wetzel
Johannes S. Kingma

CCS Office
Atlanta