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Contrib can be defense to legal malpractice (access required)

A lawyer sued for malpractice can raise the client's contributory negligence as a defense, the Supreme Court has ruled in a case of first impression. The ruling overturned a $2.4 million verdict against a firm that allegedly mischaracterized a client's collateral. The case now goes back for a new trial. In the future, contributory negligence should be ...