Toss Of Holland & Knight Malpractice Suit Affirmed

Law360, New York (November 25, 2009, 4:48 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed the dismissal of malpractice claims against Holland & Knight LLP, saying a former client of the firm would not have been able to achieve a result better than a $5.6 million settlement in a lawsuit because he failed to list assets on a bankruptcy petition.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said in a decision Tuesday that a lower court was right to toss counterclaims filed by Alan DeAtley. The court said DeAtley...
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