A Mississippi jury recently found in favor of a former Baker & McKenzie client by returning a $103 million malpractice verdict against the firm and a lawyer in its Dallas office.

The Chicago Tribune reports that plaintiff S. Lavon Evans Jr. claimed that Baker & McKenzie represented him at the same time that it advised his partner in an oil rig drilling business. Evans further claims he was unaware that his partner, Charles Reed Cagle, was insolvent and was using his own assets as leverage to obtain millions of dollars in loans.

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