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      RS 37:217     


§217.  Liability of attorney to client for neglect; costs

If a nonsuit is entered, owing to the absence or neglect of the attorney without a reasonable excuse, the costs shall be paid by the attorney and he shall be liable to pay all the damages which his client suffers by being nonsuited or by any other neglect of the attorney, recoverable in a summary way, on motion after giving the accused notice.  

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