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Civil Practice – Statute of Limitations – Real Property – Price – Attorneys (access required)

Michael v. Kiawah Island Real Estate, LLC Since the closing attorneys were also the plaintiff-buyers’ attorneys-in-fact, plaintiffs are charged with the attorneys’ knowledge that the sellers had paid a much lower price for the property just a week before plaintiffs bought it in October 2005. Plaintiffs’ action, filed in October 2011, is barred by the three-year statute of limitations.

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Attorneys – Discipline – Misconduct – Knowingly making false statements to tribunal – Public Reprimand (access required)

In re Purvis Respondent notarized four witness statements without having the witnesses present and submitted those affidavits at a hearing. The court accepts the agreement for discipline by consent and publicly reprimand respondent. Respondent shall complete the Legal Ethics and Practice Program Ethics School within 12 months.

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Attorneys – Tort/Negligence – Legal Malpractice Claim – Civil Practice – Federal Jurisdiction – Patent Law – Expert Affidavit (access required)

Weil v. Killough The plaintiff-client alleges that the defendant-attorney, who also served as the client’s attorney-in-fact, failed to inform the client when the Patent and Trademark Office sent the attorney notice that a 7.5-year maintenance fee was due on the client’s patent.

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Attorneys – Tort/Negligence — Legal Malpractice Claim – Real Property – Closing – Fiduciary Duty – Unfair Trade Practices – Securities (access required)

RFT Management Co. v. Tinsley & Adams L.L.P. Since the parties agreed at trial that plaintiff’s legal malpractice claim involved questions of fact that required submission of the claim to a jury, plaintiff may not now complain that it was entitled to judgment as a matter of law on its legal malpractice claim.

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