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Defense Verdict Affirmed in Highly Publicized Attorney Malpractice Case

April 21, 2016

On October 9, 2007 the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the defense verdict John Rogers and Joe Kingma had won before a Superior Court jury. The case, Barnes v. Turner, received massive nationwide publicity two years earlier when the Georgia Supreme Court reversed the grant of a motion to dismiss and sidestepped what the trial court and Court of Appeals had thought was a fairly easy application of the statute of limitations. See the full reported decision at 278 Ga. 788, 606 S.E.2d 849 (2004).

The jury found that Barnes failed to prove that Turner proximately caused any damages and granted a verdict for the defendant. The Court of Appeals affirmed and ended the saga with a defense victory.

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