Update: judge upholds verdict against Ness Motley

Updating our Aug. 24 report: “A federal judge has upheld the $36 million malpractice verdict against Ness Motley, Loadholt, Richardson & Poole. U.S. District Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer agreed that the defunct South Carolina firm put its fees above the interests of Irish client Interclaim Holdings.” Appeal is planned. (Lori Patel, law.com, Jan. 14; “$36 Million Malpractice Award Against Firm Upheld”, New York Lawyer, Jan. 13).

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