Malpractice Suit Against Fuqua Firm Revived by Texas Court

Law360, Dallas (April 12, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT) -- A Texas court on Thursday revived a malpractice suit against Fuqua & Gappelberg LLP that alleged the firm mishandled a motorcycle product liability lawsuit against BMW of North America Inc., with the panel saying a trial judge had handed down overly harsh “death penalty” sanctions.

The Dallas Court of Appeals remanded plaintiff Candace Gunn’s case against the firm to trial court, saying her failure to meet discovery deadlines did not merit sanctions that struck her expert reports and in effect wiped out the merits of her...
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