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Attorneys – Legal Malpractice – Wrongful Incarceration – New Evidence (access required)

A plaintiff who was wrongfully incarcerated for murder and related charges for 11 years, and who was compensated for the wrongful incarceration by legislative act, suffered an "indivisible injury" and cannot be compensated again through a legal malpractice action against the lawyers who represented him on the criminal charges. On appeal, one issue is dispositive - ...