As if E. Duncan Getchell Jr.'s nomination to the 4th Circuit wasn't already struggling just a month out of the gate, now a Virginia newspaper reports a clerical error that cost a client an $8 million jury verdict could be tagged to Getchell or his firm, McGuireWoods. The insurance company that paid the money is suing the trial attorney, Christopher Spencer, and his Minneapolis law firm in a malpractice dispute, but could still add Getchell and McGuireWoods, who took over the appeal after the verdict.
Filing Error Comes at a Bad Time for Federal Judicial Hopeful
The National Law Journal
October 11, 2007