Court of Appeals Reverses Denial of Motion to Dismiss
Jennifer Guerra and Joe Kingma won a complete dismissal for their law firm client in a case with some troubling facts. As is not uncommon in recent years, the law firm was sued by its party opponent after the underlying case was adjudicated adversely to the firm’s client.
The Complaint alleged malpractice, simple negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and intentional misconduct. Jennifer and Joe filed a motion to dismiss and the motion was denied. Denials of such motions are not uncommon. What was uncommon was that the Court of Appeals accepted the case on an Application for Interlocutory Appeal. Then the Court of Appeals reversed granting complete victory to Carlock Copeland’s client.
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