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Legal Service Loses Round In Dispute With Attorney

NEW ORLEANS (CN) - A pre-paid legal service company failed to prove it was damaged by a Mississippi lawyer's solicitation of its members for potential lawsuits against the company, the 5th Circuit ruled.

A three-judge panel upheld dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Pre-Paid Legal Services against attorney Barry Gilmer. Pre-Paid claimed Gilmer used newspaper advertisements to recruit litigants. He allegedly inked contracts with 432 people who responded to the ads and filed nine complaints on their behalf. See ruling.

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