Louisiana Communications Law Questions & Answers

Q: tained a default judgement and my attorney whom I fired did not confer with me to give opposing counsel a extra day

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Communications Law and Legal Malpractice for Louisiana on
Answered on Jul 9, 2016

No, it's not malpractice to give what are normal professional courtesies. If your former counsel gave the extension, and the other side relied on it, and they filed the answer in time, I suggest you tell them you will agree to vacate the judgment and allow them to answer--a judge will do it anyway, and your making them spend time and money to do it means you lose the chance to get them to owe you a favor when you need it--and that time will come in the litigation.

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