Firm Dodges $2M Malpractice Claim Over Botched RE Deal

Law360, Dallas (January 2, 2013, 3:59 PM EST) -- A Texas appellate court on Friday said a cellphone tower siting business is time-barred from suing its former law firm for claims it improperly structured a real estate deal that was intended to provide tax relief but cost the business $2 million when a holding company went bankrupt.

The Fourth Court of Appeals rejected CellTex Site Services Ltd.'s arguments that its lawsuit against Kreager Law Firm and attorney James S. Cheslock should be allowed to proceed under the so-called Hughes doctrine, which can pause the clock...
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