Richard Chambliss secures dismissal on behalf of legal malpractice client
In defending a legal malpractice action in which the plaintiff asserted a claim for wrongful institution of civil proceedings, Mr. Chambliss prepared a motion for summary judgment that set forth the detailed investigation the lawyer had done before filing the lawsuit in the underlying action. Mr. Chambliss coupled the motion with a demand the claims be dismissed or Defendant would pursue fees pursuant to Rule 11. On the eve of oral argument, Plaintiffs agreed to dismiss the claims against the lawyer, with prejudice. Pursuant to stipulation, the Court dismissed the claims in November.