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Appellate Professional Liability

McKnight v. Defendant Attorney

07/01/2001
Client:

Defendant Attorney

Outcome:

Summary Judgment in Favor of Defendants Affirmed

Synopsis:

In a complex legal malpractice action that had three layers — an underlying legal malpractice case that pertained to a Title VII race discrimination action — trial counsel obtained summary judgment for the attorney defendants who had obtained a substantial settlement for the plaintiff.

Accepting defendants’ argument that plaintiff had presented insufficient expert testimony to prove that plaintiff would have received a greater award had the attorneys handled his case as plaintiff alleged they should, the Seventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment for defendants.