Second Motion for Summary Judgment Defeats Remaining Claims Against Employment Lawyer
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. Joe’s original summary judgment motion was granted in large part, dismissing most of the plaintiff’s claims. The Court of Appeals of Georgia affirmed, and he 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.