14th Court: Legal-Malpractice Claims, Proceeds Not Assignable

, Texas Lawyer

Precedent and policy prohibit the assignment of debtors' legal-malpractice claims to a creditor. That's what Houston's 14th Court of Appeals held on July 22 in InLiner Americas Inc., et al. v. MaComb Funding Group.Professor Ann Graham (pictured) of Texas Tech University School of Law agrees with the 14th Court. "You don't want unrelated parties purchasing claims against lawyers," she says.

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