Tag Archives: Legal Malpractice

Attorney failed to toll the statute of limitations – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

Claimant lost her ability to recover under a private disability policy based on negligent representation by her attorney. Claimant was a physician who became disabled from her profession as a result of multiple medical conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome. The ...

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High court sets aside $5.75M legal malpractice verdict – Verdict Set Aside (access required)

This case began for the defendant trial firm in mid-2007 when plaintiff concluded that the decision of the Supreme Court of Virginia a year earlier in Cox v. Geary, 271 Va. 141 (2006), opened the door for him to bring ...

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D.C. law firm settles legal malpractice case for six-figure amount – Confidential Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff had been romantically involved with a boyfriend for more than 25 years. Plaintiff worked with the boyfriend on various defense contracts in the Midwest. The boyfriend boasted he was an operative for a national security agency and could have ...

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Wife lost spousal support due to attorney’s failure to appear – $1,200,000 Verdict (access required)

On June 20, 2008, a husband sued his wife for divorce in Newport News Circuit Court. The wife retained attorney Kevin P. Shea, and his firm Kevin P. Shea, Ltd., to defend the divorce case. When she retained Shea she ...

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