A state judge in Idaho last week sided with an attorney accused of legal malpractice, finding the plaintiff did not show “‘some chance of success’” in an underlying medical-malpractice case.

The surgeon at the heart of the underlying medical malpractice dispute, Dr. Forrest Fredline, ended up as an expert witness for the plaintiff’s former attorney, Rory Jones. Jones on had filed a medical-negligence complaint on behalf of his former client, Julene Dodd, against Fredline and St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center for injuries stemming from an August 2017 hernia surgery on Dec. 12, 2019.

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