Cases - Motion to Dismiss Granted in Legal Malpractice Action

Motion to Dismiss Granted in Legal Malpractice Action

Resolution Date
05/09/2012

Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation
Legal Malpractice

Description

Sarah Wetmore and Andy Countryman obtained a dismissal with prejudice of a legal malpractice action in South Carolina state court. The Plaintiff maintained that a Charleston lawyer and his firm wrongly deprived the Plaintiff of the opportunity to participate in the settlement of a lawsuit arising out of his minor child’s death in which the lawyer represented the child’s mother. The Court held that the Defendants were immune from liability to the Plaintiff because they never represented him. The Court also determined that the Plaintiff failed to file the requisite expert affidavit and to plead the proper elements of an Unfair Trade Practices Act cause of action. Andy Countryman argued the Motion on May 9, 2012 in Marion, South Carolina in front of Judge Anthony Russo.

Attorneys Involved
Sarah Elizabeth Wetmore
Andrew W. Countryman

CCS Office
Atlanta