Cases - Suit Following Assignment of Legal Malpractice Claim Rejected

Suit Following Assignment of Legal Malpractice Claim Rejected

Resolution Date
04/28/2014

Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation
Legal Malpractice

Description

Shannon Sprinkle and Tyler Wetzel secured a dismissal for a local real estate law firm faced with a legal malpractice complaint filed by an assignee of a title insurance company. The title insurance company had paid a claim as a result of an alleged ly improperly filed security deed. The title company assigned its claims to a third party who then filed suit against the law firm.Shannon and Ty successfully moved to open default and moved to dismiss the complaint. A Fulton State Judge granted the motion to open default and then granted the motion to dismiss agreeing that the complaint violated the recently enacted prohibition on the assignment of legal malpractice claims.The case may be appealed so watch for future updates.

Attorneys Involved
Shannon M. Sprinkle
Tyler J. Wetzel

CCS Office
Atlanta