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Dorsey Wins Reversal Of Legal Malpractice Ruling

Law360 (January 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal appeals court panel has overturned an $887,000 judgment against Dorsey & Whitney LLP, which was accused of committing legal malpractice as part of a failed finance deal for an Indian casino project in upstate New York that forced the lead lender into bankruptcy.

In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit relied on a recent ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court. That court, which let Dorsey & Whitney off the hook in a related case, found that lawyers are...
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