Clagett v. Dacy
Maryland Court of Special Appeals
420 A.2d 1285 (Md. Spec. App. 1980)
Plaintiffs were the high bidders for a foreclosed property, but the attorneys conducting the sale did not follow the correct procedure and as a result the plaintiffs lost the chance to complete the sale. The attorneys were hired to represent the mortgagee in the sale. The plaintiffs brought suit against the attorneys (defendants), alleging that the attorneys owed the plaintiffs a duty of care in the attorneys’ execution of the sale and that they breached that duty. The Circuit Court for Prince George’s County sustained the attorneys’ demurrer, finding that a duty of care did not exist. The plaintiffs appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Wilner, J.)
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