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Negligence – P.I. Settlement – Lawyer Fraud (access required)

Although a lawyer defrauded his p.i. client by absconding with the money paid by the carrier to settle the case, a Fairfax Circuit Court says the lawyer had apparent authority to settle the case and the client’s motion to set aside the settlement is denied. After a 2004 auto accident in which plaintiff Dale Johnson was ...