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Professional Liability

Plaintiff V. Defendant Attorney

09/26/2017

Client:

Defendant Attorney

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense

Synopsis:
John Duffy and Meagan VanderWeele successfully defended an estate planning attorney accused of negligently preparing an amendment to a trust. DBMS asserted an unclean hands affirmative defense, alleging the plaintiff unduly influenced her 102-year-old mother to make changes to the trust. The jury deliberated for an hour before issuing the not-guilty verdict.

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