Akin Gump Off The Hook For Malpractice Damages

Law360, New York (October 30, 2009, 8:06 PM EDT) -- Plaintiffs suing their former law firm for malpractice and seeking damages that would have been awarded in the underlying suit must show that those damages would have been collectible at the time a judgment was first signed in the prior case, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled in a case involving malpractice claims against Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

In a ruling issued Friday, the state's high court reversed an earlier decision by a Texas appeals court that awarded National Development and Research Corp.,...
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