In Philadelphia, mega-law firm Duane Morris has found itself as the defendant in a legal malpractice case. In the case, the plaintiff has alleged that Duane Morris negotiated a settlement agreement on the plaintiff’s behalf, but failed to make sure that the payments were secured. According to the plaintiff, he received approximately $200,000 of a $1.8 million settlement, and most, if not all, of that $200,000went to pay the esccalating Duane Morris legal fees.
The trial of the case began on February 4, and yesterday the case went to the jury. According to many, sparks were flying during the closing arguments. We’ll try and keep you posted on the results.