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Seyfarth Shaw, Other Firms Avoid Malpractice Row In Calif.

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Seyfarth Shaw, Other Firms Avoid Malpractice Row In Calif.

Law360 (August 26, 2020, 10:09 PM EDT) — Seyfarth Shaw LLP and two other law firms have ducked legal malpractice claims filed against them by two former United Kingdom solicitors, after the lawyers failed to attend hearings in the case, a California state appellate court has ruled.

A trial court had the discretion to toss the claims filed by Shahrokh Mireskandari and Paul Baxendale-Walker against Seyfarth Shaw, Marks & Sokolov LLC and Novak Druce Connolly Bove Quigg LLP, as the ex-solicitors had notice for the hearings but did not appear, according to Monday’s opinion by the state’s Second Appellate District.

Mireskandari and Baxendale-Walker had sought for the appellate court…

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