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When is Advise of Counsel a Valid Defense

Can you use the legal advise that you were given as a defense if you are being sued by somebody.

When is advise of counsel a valid defense in a Florida lawsuit. Hello, my name is John Pankauski, I’m a litigator with Pankauski Hauser in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida. Have you ever blamed your attorney for a lawsuit that has gone wrong and then you get sued. Can you use advise of counsel, the advise that your attorney gave you, legal advise as a defense when you get sued by somebody. To read more about this, there is some excellent, well written opinions in Florida from our Appellate Courts that talk about advise of counsel as a defense to a Florida lawsuit or cause of action. You can start with the Arney Case, it’s a 1984 case from Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal, the citation is 448 Southern 2nd 1041. Under certain limited circumstances advise of counsel maybe a valid defense. My name is John Pankauski, this concludes my remarks about Florida Litigation.