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Speed v. Muhanna
Citation:619 S.E.2d 324 (2005)
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On February 14, 1999, Speed injured his foot at a Sports Authority store. Speed retained Scott Zahler to represent him in pursuing any claims as a result of the February 14 incident. Over a year later, Speed was hospitalized during which time he was treated by Muhanna. In June 2002, Zahler called Muhanna, told him that he was representing Speed in the premises liability case against Sports Authority. On January 8, 2004, using new counsel other than Zahler, Speed filed a medical malpractice suit against Muhanna alleging professional negligence in his treatment of Speed.
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