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No malpractice claim from late transcript (access required)

Instructions allowed ‘inconsistent verdicts,’ high court says

McGuireWoods LLP cannot be held liable for legal malpractice because it failed to timely file the transcript in an appeal of an $8.3 million verdict against the Wintergreen ski resort, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled Sept. 16. The Supreme Court dismissed the original appeal in 2005 because of the failure to timely file the transcript. ...