Sandpoint Lawyer Wins Legal Malpractice Trial

The Idaho Court of Appeals affirming the dismissal of a legal malpractice case against a Sandpoint attorney who bought the cause of action against him through bankruptcy proceedings.

The case was a complete mess. The client went bankrupt, the trustee continued to pursue the case. The underlying case did not sound too impressive: the lawyer was accused of failing to properly prepare a counterclaim and properly plead fraud or request punitive damages.