September 23, 2014

The case-within-a-case doctrine spells the end for a plaintiff’s legal malpractice lawsuit

Legal malpractice lawsuits in Michigan are subject to the case-within-a-case doctrine. This rule applies when a plaintiff alleges that she was unable to pursue an underlying claim because of an attorney’s malpractice. It holds that a plaintiff can recover in malpractice only if she can prove that the underlying claim would have been successful. In…

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