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Civil Practice – Collateral Estoppel – Tort/Negligence – Attorneys – Legal Malpractice Claim – Settlement (access required)

Harmon v. Hunt In the unpublished opinion of Harmon v. Frangis, 197 N.C. App. 231, 676 S.E.2d 670 (2009), this court concluded that plaintiff’s counsel therein (and defendants herein) acted within plaintiff’s authority when they negotiated a settlement with Frangis. In this legal malpractice action, plaintiff seeks to re-litigate the issue of whether the defendant-attorneys acted without her authority in reaching the settlement with Frangis.

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