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Legal Malpractice Suit Dismissed Following Daubert Challenge to Mold Expert

In Young v. Burton, 567 F.Supp.2d 121 (D.D.C. July 22, 2008), the plaintiffs filed a legal malpractice claim based on the defendants’ alleged failure to file a timely personal injury lawsuit. The underlying suit was a claim for damages suffered by plaintiffs as a result of exposure to toxic mold while residing at an…

Maryland Court of Appeals Holds That Co-Counsel Owes No Tort Duty to Referring Counsel

In Blondell v. Littlepage, No. 16, Sept. Term, 2008 (Md. March 30, 2009), the Court held that a plaintiffs’ co-counsel, who advised the clients to settle the medical malpractice claim, owed no tort duty to referring counsel. After the settlement, the referring counsel sued co-counsel, asserting negligence, fraud, bre…

Legal malpractice: Defense of Judgmental Immunity Recognized in D.C.

In Biomet, Inc. v. Finnegan Henderson LLP, No. 07-CV-813 (D.C. March 19, 2009), the Court formally recognized the defense of judgmental immunity in legal malpractice actions. Concerning this defense, the Court stated the following: Essentially, the judgmental immunity doctrine provides that an informed professional judgm…