Baker & McKenzie Earns Reversal Of $103M Malpractice Award

Law360, Los Angeles (October 17, 2013, 10:53 PM EDT) -- The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed a jury's malpractice verdict against Baker & McKenzie LLP and one of its attorneys over their representation of partners in an oil venture, but reversed a $103 million damages award against the firm, saying the jury was not properly instructed regarding proximate cause and damages. 

In an en banc opinion, the appeals court affirmed the trial court's judgment as to Baker & McKenzie's liability in S. Lavon Evans Jr.'s malpractice suit against the firm but reversed its judgment concerning damages. The court remanded the case to the lower court for a new trial solely...

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