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MacKenzie Tries Legal Malpractice Case to Verdict

April 20, 2011

In a recent legal malpractice trial that was litigated over the course of six days, the Plaintiff received a verdict, but failed to recover any damages. The case went forward after the plaintiff rejected an offer of judgment for policy limits. The case was bifurcated and the underlying action was tried against a co-defendant based upon conspiracy and conversion charges. The jury awarded money damages to the plaintiff. In the legal malpractice action tried a year later, a separate jury awarded the plaintiff a $5,000 verdict. The verdict, however, was offset by the amount the plaintiff had recovered in the underlying action, thus leaving the plaintiff with no recoverable damages. Bob MacKenzie was co-counsel for the defendant attorney.

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