Summary Judgment In Favor of Limited Liability Partnership Denied In Case Alleging Malpractice In Criminal Defense

U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake of the District of Maryland has issued an opinion denying a D.C. law firm's motion for summary judgment in a suit brought by a former client for alleged malpractice in defending him in a criminal matter. Among other things, the opinion analyzes the interrelationship of D.C. law governing limited liability partnerships and general partnerships and the issue of apparent authority to bind a partnership during the winding up period between dissolution and termination.