McGuireWoods Dodges Bankrupt Hospital's Malpractice Suit

Law360, Wilmington (September 13, 2012, 9:20 PM EDT) -- An Indiana federal judge on Tuesday threw out bankrupt Heartland Memorial Hospital LLC's malpractice suit over McGuireWoods LLP's supposedly bad advice during a leveraged buyout, finding no evidence the law firm had agreed to take the hospital on as a client.

U.S. District Judge Philip P. Simon issued an opinion and order dismissing the suit without prejudice, rejecting the argument that McGuireWoods’ representation of Heartland’s parent, iHealthcare Inc., left the firm liable to Heartland for allegedly shoddy legal advice in a 2006 LBO.

Heartland claimed that...
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