Federal Court Dismisses Negligence Claim against Law Firm
Bill Jones had his motion to dismiss granted on August 26, 2011, in the Northern District of Georgia. Plaintiff was a high profile celebrity who maintained that an out-of-state law firm failed to ensure clear title as part of a multi-million dollar mortgage transaction related to his personal residence. Bill filed a motion to dismiss contending that their law firm client was not subject to personal jurisdiction in Georgia and owed no duty to the Plaintiff because the law firm had represented the lender during the transaction. The trial court agreed and granted the motion to dismiss.