Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox, PC has defended professionals including lawyers involved in simple and complex malpractice cases for decades. Recently, a Tennessee state court has awarded our client over $40,000.00 in attorney’s fees as a result of a frivolous case filed against a respected Memphis attorney. Our firm filed a Motion to Dismiss under the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure. Likewise, after a 21 day safe harbor period, our firm filed a Motion for Rule 11 sanctions against the Plaintiff and its counsel. The Chancery Court for Williamson County, Tennessee granted the Motion for Rule 11 Sanctions, finding that the Plaintiff and its counsel violated Rule 11 of the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure in filing and prosecuting the legal malpractice case.
In its opinion, the court held that “The efforts undertaken by [our firm] to dispense with a meritless and frivolous lawsuit, the repeated delays, and additional filings brought by Plaintiff merit the expenses and time of a reasonable attorney in similar situations.” The Court awarded our client $45,133.02 in attorney’s fees and expenses.