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• Supreme Court holds that plaintiff in medical malpractice action lacked capacity to sue when he applied for letters of administration on behalf of decedent before statute of
limitations expired but was not granted those letters until after statute ran.
• Supreme Court holds, as a matter of first impression, that UIM insurer was not required to pay a portion of plaintiff’s attorney fee pursuant to common fund doctrine where UIM insurer had made a Lambert advance.
• Court of Civil Appeals reverses probate court’s grant of adoption, holding that father who had consistently paid child support but had not had contact with the child for three years had not impliedly consented to adoption.
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