The case is closed for a Fishersville woman who sued her lawyer for $10 million. An Augusta judge threw out Judy Desetti's malpractice suit against Francis Chester in Augusta County Circuit Court on March 25.
Desetti served a six-month sentence and lost her job when a jury found her guilty of assaulting a sheriff's deputy. A judge vacated her felony conviction last year, and she pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of assault and battery. Desetti filed the suit saying she did not get proper counsel, and that led to her first punishment.
The judge says since she pleaded guilty to the assault charge, she had no grounds to sue Chester.
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