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Civil Procedure – Jury Trial – Malpractice Defense Contract Claim – Dec Action (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court says a lawyer who wants a malpractice defense gets a jury trial on his contract counterclaim against his carrier, before trial of the parties’ dec actions. The issue at hand is not squarely whether a declaratory judgment sounds in equity or law, but whether deciding a case-dispositive issue raised in a ...

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