- Court: Oregon Court of Appeals
- Area(s) of Law: Criminal Law
- Date Filed: 02-08-2012
- Case #: A143946
- Judge(s)/Court Below: Duncan, J. for the court; Haselton, P.J. and Armstrong, J.
- Full Text Opinion
M. Mark Kemp represented Caldeen Construction, LLC (Caldeen) in a contract matter. Caldeen asserted that Kemp was negligent in his representation during its case, and filed a complaint. Kemp subsequently filed a motion to dismiss, arguing that Caldeen needed to plead that it would have obtained a more favorable result but for the negligence. Caldeen requested leave to file an amended complaint, which Kemp moved to dismiss. The trial court granted Kemp's motion and Caldeen appealed. The Court of Appeals concluded that the trial court abused its discretion. The Court determined that under the four "Ramsey" factors, there was no indication that the amendments would have delayed the trial court's docket, introduced new claims, prejudiced Kemp in any manner, or failed to state a claim. Reversed and remanded.