Motion to Dismiss Granted in Legal Malpractice Action
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.