Federal Court Rejects Second Bite At the Apple In Legal Malpractice Dispute


Ranson v. KRUSE, LANDA, MAYCOCK, & RICKS, LLC, Dist. Court, D. Utah 2013 – Google Scholar.

This is a dispute between a client and his former attorneys who represented him in a divorce case. Plaintiff brought a legal malpractice counterclaim against the lawyers in the state court and lost. He then refiled his case under 42 USC Section 1983 as a civil rights case. The federal court in Utah dismissed the case under the doctrine known as res judicata, fancy latin words that allow a court to dismiss a claim between the same parties that arose out of the same basic set of facts where the claim was dismissed with prejudice by the first court.

Edward X. Clinton, Jr.

www.clintonlaw.net

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