Asked in Legal Malpractice for Missouri

Q: I had a discrimination wrongful termination case that my lawyer prematurely dismissed. is this a good legal malpractice

I had a discrimination and wrongful termination case. The judge first granted the other party summary judgment but the order wasn't final. my attorney dismissed the case so he can file an appeal before we had the settlement conference. at the conference the judge said that he made an error in granting the summary judgment and was reinstating the case for just cause but since my attorney dismissed the case the judge said it would be prejudice to reinstate and it was sent to the appeals court. the appeals court threw it out because my lawyer couldn't prove or give a good reason for dismissing the case. and we were weeks before our trial date when the summary judgment happened n a month after when the judge was going to reinstate the case to proceed at trial. my case was over two years and now it's just over because of that mistake. is this a good legal malpractice case

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Andrew Hahn
Andrew Hahn
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: This is certainly a difficult situation, but any attorney would need to read the pleadings before being able to give an answer about the merits of this case. It sounds like there may be something worth looking into deeper, but you need to speak with a legal malpractice attorney in person.

Good luck.

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