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Statue of Limitations Bars Injured Worker's Malpractice Action Against Former Attorney

Friday, January 26, 2024 | 0

An Ohio appellate court upheld the dismissal of an injured worker’s malpractice action against his former attorney as time-barred. Case: Tchankpa v. Gauer, No. 23AP-275, 01/23/2024, published. Facts: Kassi Tchankpa suffered injuries in the course of his employment with Ascena Retail Group Inc. in December 2012. In August 2020, he spoke to attorney Philip J. Gauer regarding potential legal representation. Tchankpa attempted to invoke the Industrial Commission’s continuing jurisdiction over his workers’ compensation claim. The parties entered into a retainer agreement, but ...

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