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Bryan Cave found not liable in $16M lawsuit

Plaintiff claims law firm helped conceal client's fraudulent scheme

A businessman cannot pursue a malpractice claim against St. Louis-based Bryan Cave in New Jersey over alleged misconduct in California, a New Jersey appeals court ruled Tuesday. Michael Azeez lived in New Jersey when he sued Bryan Cave in 2004 alleging the law firm helped Reed Slatkin conceal fraud during a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation.

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St. Louis attorney hit with $2M malpractice verdict

After an 11-day legal malpractice trial in St. Louis Circuit Court, a jury ruled against St. Louis solo attorney Daniel Finney Jr. (pictured) on Sept. 8 and ordered him to pay $2 million to the family of a deceased worker. The family of Serif Selimanovic, who died in 2002 in a workplace accident, claimed Finney failed to fully investigate a possible wrongful death suit against Selimanovic's employer, Brentwood Plastics. The legal malpractice suit also faulted Finney for not properly communicating with Selimanovic's Bosnian widow, Semsa, who struggled with English.

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Lawyer hit with malpractice verdict

Cape jury awards $300,000 after client says settlement wasn't enough

Cletus Winchester (pictured) never thought he got enough money for the spill he took at a Cape Girardeau Sam's Club nine years ago. So four years after his attorney, Dan Finch, settled his premises liability case for $75,000, Winchester sued Finch for legal malpractice. A Cape Girardeau jury hit Finch with a $300,000 verdict.

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State sues major bankruptcy firm

Lawsuit claims St. Louis charity was misled, lost millions for potential services

A St. Louis not-for-profit has filed a legal malpractice claim against national bankruptcy firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges (whose New York City offices is pictured), alleging that the firm misled the organization into filing for bankruptcy and caused it to lose millions. The National Benevolent Association of the Christian Church, or NBA, argue that Weil Gotshal had misrepresented the NBA's creditors' willingness to negotiate an out-of-court restructure of the organization and misled it on the cost of bankruptcy proceedings.

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