Where a company, which settled a wrongful termination action brought by two employees, assigned to the employees as part of the agreement an alleged potential legal malpractice claim against the company’s law firm, which represented the company in a corporate transition and in the removal of the employees, assignment of legal malpractice actions is against public policy in Missouri, and the trial court properly found that the action was being brought by the two employees pursuant to an improper assignment, so dismissal of the action is affirmed.
Judgment is affirmed.
Vinstickers, LLC v. Stinson Morrison Hecker, et al. (MLW No. 63755/Case No. WD74028 – 8 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Ellis, J.) Appealed from circuit court, Jackson County, Mesle, J. (Andrew B. Protzman for appellant) (Lawrence A. Rouse for respondent).