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Feb. 13, 2004
Firm sued for $40 Million
Purolite, a water purification specialty resin manufacturer, today announced that it has filed a $40 million civil legal malpractice and gross misconduct lawsuit against the Company's former law firm, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP ("Morgan Lewis"), in State Court in Pennsylvania. Purolite alleges that: Morgan Lewis was grossly negligent in rendering legal advice to the Company..

Jan. 24, 2004
Washington Firm Sued
"The legal malpractice suit, which was filed in King County Superior Court
last week, claims that Perkins Coie did not provide an adequate defense
for Jain ..."

Jan. 19, 2004
California Firm sued for 11 Million
"Miller Starr Regalia, the attorneys who literally wrote the book on California real estate law, are facing an $11 million malpractice lawsuit..".

Dec. 23, 2003
Singer Michael Bolton Sues Top NY Firm for Malpractice
"Pop star Michael Bolton has sued Weil, Gotshal & Manges for $30 million in damages, alleging the law firm was conflicted when it represented him and other parties in copyright infringement litigation over one of the singer's biggest hits...".

Dec. 19, 2003
NJ Lawyer Liable for divorce mistakes $300,000
"A federal jury on Monday awarded nearly $300,000 in a legal malpractice suit brought by a woman who claimed that the mistakes made by her divorce lawyer resulted in her loss of rights to her late husband's pension fund..."

Dec. 16, 2003
Phildelphia. firm to pay $5.8 million in settlement
"One of Philadelphia's largest law firms has agreed to pay $5.8 million to settle malpractice claims alleging the firm failed to prevent losses......."

Dec. 9, 2003
Claim Against Manhattan firm Goes Forward
"A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has dismissed a legal malpractice claim against Weil, Gotshal & Manges but permitted a claim for breach of fiduciary duty to go forward..."

Dec. 9, 2003
Practically Speaking: False Hopes
"Mr. Schwartz and others caution that overselling a case to a client can lead to problems down the line..."

Dec. 4, 2003
Texas Law Firm Sued
"GALVESTON — An island law firm is the subject of lawsuits from two parties, both of which were represented by the firm and both of which ended up on opposite sides of a legal fight..."

Dec. 2, 2003
TOP NY Firm Sued for Malpractice
"Three weeks after Blue Pumpkin Software Inc. won a patent suit, the Sunnyvale-based company sued its former lawyers, claiming they provided inadequate counsel in the early phase of the case..."

Nov. 30, 2003
Missouri Madison County law firm is sued again
"A Madison County law firm that recently lost a legal malpractice trial faces another court challenge alleging that its attorneys do not live up to their billing as trial lawyers, because they rarely take cases to trial.Attorney Roy Dripps said he will argue in a legal malpractice suit that the Edwardsville firm of Goldenberg, Miller, Heller and Antognoli gets shortchanged on settlements because they rarely see asbestos cases through to a verdict.It's a claim that one national legal scholar predicts could prove troublesome for other lawyers, who usually prefer settling lawsuits out of court rather than spending time and money on trials..."

Nov. 25, 2003
Ex-lawyer's files detail theft
"A disbarred Miami attorney faces fresh malpractice allegations in a new civil report on his firm's meltdown. Meanwhile, a federal grand jury weighs criminal charges..."

Nov. 24, 2003
Enron's creditors seek permission to suit lawyers.
"Enron's creditors have asked a federal bankruptcy judge for permission to sue three law firms..... for negligence.."

Nov 21, 2003
Malpractice case gives look at Lawyers feud
A rare legal malpractice trial in Madison County Circuit Court has offered an inside look at bad blood among high-profile lawyers in the Metro East area...."

Nov. 20, 2003
Mayoral candidate suited
A former legal client of mayoral candidate Sylvester Turner filed a legal malpractice
suit against him and his law firm Thursday...

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