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Thome and Richardson Obtain Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Action Based on Lack of Personal Jurisdiction

March 5, 2021
Sheri Thome (Partner-Las Vegas, NV) and Chris Richardson (Associate-Las Vegas, NV) represented a law firm serving as plaintiff’s counsel in a commercial dispute. In connection with that dispute, our client firm instituted service of process on several Nevada individuals, who then sued the law firm and its client in Nevada, contending abuse of process and other torts. Sheri and Chris moved to dismiss the case for lack of personal jurisdiction over the law firm. The plaintiff’s attorney argued that the effects of the tort(s) were felt in Nevada, which justified the exercise of jurisdiction. The court disagreed, finding no connection between the service of process and the forum state, and dismissed the case.

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