Lawyer Sued by Former Client Cross-Complained Against the Lawyer Who Had Replaced Him

In Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher v. Superior Court (1979) 94 Cal. App. 3d 347 [156 Cal. Rptr. 326], a lawyer who was sued by his former client cross-complained against the lawyer who had replaced him, alleging a claim of equitable indemnity based on the successor lawyer's failure to extricate the client from the situation created by the predecessor lawyer. Division Four of our court, writing before the decision in Commercial Standard was final and therefore not relying on it, reached the same result as Commercial Standard. (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher v. Superior Court, 94 Cal. App. 3d at pp. 351-352.)