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Client’s 1st lawyer not required for malpractice action (access required)

Even though a lawyer being sued for malpractice in a divorce case was the wife’s second attorney, the first attorney is not a necessary party to the lawsuit, a federal judge has ruled. In a May 4 opinion and order, U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel C. Hoppe denied the defendant lawyer’s bid to force the client’s first ...