Malpractice Jury Verdict Against DLA Piper Reversed

Law360, Los Angeles (October 8, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court Tuesday reversed a malpractice judgment against DLA Piper LLP over allegations it failed to notify a couple of the need to renew a judgment claim against a debtor, saying there was no evidence presented at trial that the judgment would have been collectable even if it had been renewed. 

In a unanimous decision, a three-judge panel overturned the judgment against DLA obtained by Dennis Wise and Joan Macfarlane. Wise and Macfarlane were represented by one of DLA's predecessor firms in 1994 when...
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