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Filbin v. Fitzgerald, A128544

In plaintiffs' legal malpractice suit against their former attorney, arising from an underlying eminent domain proceeding, trial court's award of more than half a million dollars in favor of the plaintiffs for the malpractice committed by their attorney prior to the eventual settlement, and an award of over $240,000 in favor of the attorney for the quantum meruit value of his services is: 1) reversed as to the judgment against the attorney as there is no causal nexus between the attorney's representation and the plaintiffs' subsequent decision to settle; and 2) affirmed as to quantum meruit award.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/20/2012
  • Published 11/20/2012


  • Richman


  • California Court of Appeal


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