FKB’s Andrew R. Jones, Aaron M. Barham and Samantha Panny obtained summary judgment on behalf of a prominent medical malpractice law firm. The plaintiff asserted claims for legal malpractice arising from an underlying medical malpractice lawsuit that was diligently prosecuted and successfully resolved by FKB’s client for a favorable sum. FKB’s summary judgment motion was granted upon the primary basis that the plaintiff’s allegation that a higher verdict could have been obtained at trial was too speculative to prove “but for” proximate causation. FKB also made compelling arguments based upon the standard of care and professional judgment rule, and successfully argued that the plaintiff’s allegation that she was “coerced” into settling the underlying claim was not actionable as legal malpractice.
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