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Attorneys – Legal Malpractice – Trust Revocability – Advice To Client (access required)

In this decision from Fairfax Circuit Court, a claim of lawyer malpractice is dismissed as to a client’s intent to make a trust revocable or irrevocable, based on collateral estoppel, but the client may pursue a claim of negligence in advising on the tax consequences of the trust. Plaintiff’s second wife, Lorraine, died July 22, 1998. ...

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