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Legal Malpractice Suit Goes Forward In State Court

| Jan 17, 2014 | Uncategorized |

When is a legal malpractice suit suitable for State Court rather than Federal Court? Federal judge’s ruling brings some clarity in this instance.

Mississippi Federal Court Remands Silica Plaintiffs’ Malpractice Suit Against Former Attorneys

January 17, 2014. harrismartin.com

JACKSON, Miss. – A federal judge in Mississippi has declined jurisdiction and remanded to state court a legal malpractice lawsuit filed by 84 silica plaintiffs against the O’Quinn Law Firm and other former counsel.

Judge Daniel P. Jordan III of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi ruled Jan. 15 that civil conspiracy allegations by all plaintiffs, including an Alabama citizen, against the defendant lawyers, including an Alabama citizen, was sufficient to defeat the federal court’s diversity jurisdiction.

“The Court makes no prediction whether a Mississippi court would recognize such a claim and is not required to …

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