Collectability Should Not Be Considered In Malpractice Claim, Panel Says In Reversal

(February 6, 2020, 3:15 PM EST) -- NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana appeals panel on Feb. 5 held that collectability on an underlying personal injury claim stemming from a car accident does not affect the recovery in a legal malpractice claim against the lawyer who represented the underlying claimant, reversing a lower court’s ruling in favor of the lawyer and his malpractice insurer and remanding for the lower court to consider the amount of damages suffered by the claimant as a result of the accident (Elaine Ewing v. Westport Insurance Corporation, et al., No. 19-551, La. App., 3rd Dist., 2020 La. App. LEXIS 172)....

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