Civil Procedure Keyed to Glannon
Felger v. Nichols
Zane G. Nichols (Defendant) was the lawyer for Milton R. Felger (Plaintiff) in a divorce case. Plaintiff refused to pay $345 in legal fees to Defendant. As a result, Defendant filed suit against Plaintiff in the District Court of Maryland to recover the legal fees. Plaintiff claimed that the fees were unreasonable because Defendant was unsatisfactory as a lawyer. The court ruled in favor of Defendant. Subsequently, Plaintiff sued Defendant for malpractice. Defendant filed a motion for summary judgment based on issue preclusion, claiming that the previous lawsuit decided the issue of Defendant’s malpractice in his favor. The court ruled in favor of Defendant, and Plaintiff appealed to the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.
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