Texas Firm Must Face Malpractice Suit Over Settlement Advice

Law360 (April 28, 2020, 6:29 PM EDT) -- A Dallas personal injury law firm and attorney must continue to face claims they misled the family of a deceased woman in a product liability suit over an allegedly defective clothes dryer by advising them to settle, a Texas appellate court has held.

A three-judge Fifth Court of Appeals panel on Monday revived brothers Michael and David Webbs' negligence claims against Alfred E. Ellis and Sommerman McCaffity Quesada & Geisler LLP, finding there was more than the necessary "scintilla" of evidence to establish a fact issue. The Webbs showed they would have received at least $1 million in damages if the...

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