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Legal Malpractice Plaintiff Gets Habeas Writ (access required)

Although a South Carolina state court upheld a criminal contempt finding against a legal-malpractice plaintiff who allegedly used a fraudulent letter in his expert’s deposition, the 4th Circuit says the malpractice plaintiff did not receive due process before the state court imposed a six-month sentence, and the appellate court upholds a grant of a writ ...

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