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Tag Archives: legal malpractice

Md. court lets malpractice claim proceed against Kerpelman firm

Veteran lead-paint litigator Saul E. Kerpelman said the defense verdict an ‘aberration,’ noting the jury was not allowed to consider fraud and intentional misrepresentation counts against KKI. (File photo)

An alleged victim of childhood lead poisoning in the 1980s can pursue her malpractice claim against the law firm she claims settled with the landlord for too little money nearly 30 years ago and that failed to tell her of the settlement when she and the firm sued the landlord again in 2003, a Maryland appeals court has ruled.

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Columbia attorneys face malpractice suit over bankruptcy case

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Two Columbia attorneys who allegedly mishandled their clients’ mortgage loan modification case by telling them that filing for bankruptcy was their “only viable option” to obtain a long-term permanent mortgage on their newly constructed house are facing a legal malpractice ...

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2 lawyers challenge bans for withholding personal info

Forty-three attorneys were suspended in March in one order from the Court of Appeals, but not for any sort of legal malpractice. Instead, they were punished for not providing their Social Security numbers to the Client Protection Fund of the Bar of Maryland in violation of a recently adopted Maryland Rule.

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Top 5: ‘Then he realized he was in over his head’

The family of a 25-year-old woman who died of lung cancer winning in a  Frederick County trial and how one man’s battle against his cooperative association over secondhand smoke might become an issue before the General Assembly are among the ...

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From medical-malpractice case to legal-malpractice claim

Linda Cartzendafner says her husband died of an infection after nurses at Ruxton SurgiCenter injected him with a needle that became unsterile during failed attempts to place an IV. Cartzendafner filed a lawsuit Nov. 4 in Baltimore City Circuit Court ...

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