Thompson & Knight Can't Shake Malpractice Judgment

Law360, Dallas (January 8, 2013, 7:35 PM EST) -- A Texas judge on Friday blocked an attempt by Thompson & Knight LLP to vacate a $960,000 judgment against it in a legal malpractice suit brought by former client Patriot Exploration LLC, which said it lost money following delays in an oil and gas deal.

Dallas County Judge Martin Hoffman denied the firm's bid to modify or vacate the judgment without explanation. The firm had argued that the amount of the judgment was based on expert testimony that grossly overvalued the value of oil wells planned...
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