Who Represents Whom? Travis County Jury Returns $1.29 Million Verdict Against DLA Piper

, Texas Lawyer


A Travis County jury has returned a $1.29 million verdict against DLA Piper after finding the firm was negligent in failing to advise an Australian businessman that the firm did not represent him in a loan transaction with an Austin-based company.

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    Have everyone that you feel may think you are their lawyer sign a statement that they acknowledge, understand, and agree that you are not their lawyer and that you only represent the interests of the company as a separate entity. Send out email, letters, hold a company meeting. There are ways to make it crystal clear.

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