US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Opinions
Ironshore Europe DAC v. Schiff Hardin, LLP
Opinion Date: January 2, 2019
Judge: W. Eugene Davis
Areas of Law: Legal Ethics
Law firm Schiff Hardin challenged the denial of its Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss the complaint and rejection of its attorney immunity defense in an action alleging negligent misrepresentation. The Fifth Circuit held that the district court erred in rejecting the firm's attorney immunity defense because the conduct sued on occurred during the representation of the firm's client. Accordingly, the court reversed the district court's denial of the firm's motion and rendered judgment dismissing the complaint pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6).
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