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<br /> AUGUST 22, 2011 · VOL. 27 · NO. 21 · $9.00 · TWO SECTIONS<br /> www.texaslawyer.com<br /> Appeals Court Overturns Summary Judgment in Legal-Mal Suit<br /> by ANGELA MORRIS<br /> amorris@alm.com<br /> The 4th Court of Appeals recently overturned a<br /> summary judgment granted to the defendants in a legal<br /> malpractice suit, in which the plaintiff alleges they delayed<br /> and nonsuited her personal-injury case without approval.<br /> On Aug. 10, San Antonio's 4th Court wrote in Dove<br /> v. Graham, et al. that it was “not persuaded” with the<br /> defendants' argument that Brenda Dove could not prove<br /> the alleged legal malpractice caused her harm.<br /> Taking the evidence favorable to Dove as true and mak-<br /> ing reasonable inferences in her favor, the appeals court set<br /> out the following in the opinion: Dove was injured in a 2001<br /> car accident and she hired<a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=1"> AUGUST 22, 2011 · VOL. 27 · NO. 21 · $9.00 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=2"> MARK LANIER and the LANIER LAW FI</a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=3"> AUGUST 22, 2011 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=4"> 4 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=5"> AUGUST 22, 2011 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=6"> 6 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=7"> AuguST 22, 20113 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=8"> 8 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=9"> AUGUST 22, 2011 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=10"> 10 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=11"> AUGUST 22, 2011 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=12"> 12 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=13"> AUGUST 22, 2011 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=14"> 14 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=15"> AUGUST 22, 2011 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=16"> 16 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=17"> AUGUST 22, 2011 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=18"> 18 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=19"> AUGUST 22, 2011 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=20"> 20 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=21"> AUGUST 22, 2011 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=22"> 22 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=23"> AUGUST 22, 2011 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 22, 2011 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f008b0fd?page=24"> How will you make your Mark? d A F </a>