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My late husband successfully handled a workers compensation case for a long standing client of a colleague. My husband did not sign a retainer agreement with the client. The client filed an appeal and is suing his attorney
((Referring colleague) and my husband, who is dead. Before my husband died.he filed motion to quash service since he was at work on date of alleged service and was never served papers by process server. I went to court as personal rep of my husband estate to address open motion and judge issued a memo that A substitute party motion was necessary before the motion could be entertained. Should I put my name down as widow or PR of estate as substitute party or do nothing? I do not want the client going after monies that come into the estate that ultimately belong to me because of my ignorance of the role my husband played in this case any any underlying motivation of greed and taking advantage of the dead by the client
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You need to substitute yourself as a party as administrix of the estate. Since you are administrix of the estate, you have the legal right to represent the estate in the event it is sued as it is being sued now by this client.
At this point, since you have no idea what went on, you would not be well advised to handle this yourself and you really should first notify your deceased husband's legal malpractice insurance company as they are supposed to provide coverage and if they will not cover this and defend, then you need to get a local attorney to defend your husband's estate.
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Thank you very much. I will follow up on this matter.
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