Directed Verdict in Legal Malpractice Action

/ 08.Oct, 2010
On October 7, 2010, Jeff McCarron and Josh Byrne of the professional liability department received a directed verdict entered in favor of their client following a two week trial in the Court of Common Pleas, Montgomery County.  This complex case involving claims of indemnity, contribution, and legal malpractice arose out of an underlying abuse of process award of more than $1 million against the plaintiffs.  The plaintiffs sought to assign blame to defendants for the abuse of process award, alleging that the abuse award was solely the result of defendants who had represented plaintiffs in a related copyright litigation.