Lawyer malpractice cases, usually handled in state courts, rarely find their way onto the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court. But the high court on Wednesday took up a Texas legal malpractice casenot to decide if the lawyers involved really messed up, but rather to determine whether it should have been litigated before state court or federal court. The reason for the uncertainty is that the alleged malpractice occurred during a patent infringement caseand patent issues are the province of federal courts.
Justices appear to favor federal courts as forum for patent malpractice cases
The National Law Journal
January 16, 2013
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