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Kemper v. Co. of San Diego, 066289

In a legal malpractice action brought against appointed juvenile dependency attorneys, whom plaintiff previously and unsuccessfully alleged caused the termination of her parental rights, the court's grant of summary judgment to defendants is affirmed where causation is an essential element of a legal malpractice claim and plaintiff is barred by the collateral estpppel doctrine from relitigating the issue of whether her juvenile dependency attorneys caused the termination of her parental rights.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2015/12/04




  • California Court of Appeal