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Split Court Overturns Summary Judgment for Worker in Malpractice Suit

Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 0

A divided Mississippi Court of Appeals overturned a grant of partial summary judgment to a worker on her malpractice claim against the firm that had misled her into believing her employer had offered a settlement. Lori Chandler worked for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. as a forklift driver. In March 2008, she was injured in a forklift accident. Her doctor limited her to light-duty work. Cooper terminated Chandler three days after she returned because it did not have a light-duty assignment for her. In August 2008, Chandler retained the law firm of Turner & Associates PLLC to pursue a wor...

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