771 F.2d 1244 (1985)
Plaintiff football player filed suit against defendant union for breach of the duty of fair representation, alleging that defendant attorneys, who were staff counsel for defendant union, erroneously advised him to file the wrong type of grievance and failed to rectify the error when there was an opportunity to do so. Plaintiff also claimed that defendant attorneys committed malpractice. The trial court entered judgment for defendants. On appeal, the court affirmed. The court found that defendant union did not act in an arbitrary, discriminatory, or bad faith manner and held that mere negligence or an error in judgment was insufficient to impose liability for breach of the duty of fair representation.
- The court affirmed the directed verdict in favor of defendant first attorney because a union attorney may not be held liable in malpractice to an individual union member for acts performed as the union's agent in the collective bargaining process.
- The court affirmed the summary judgment entered in favor of defendant second attorney.
- The trial court lacked personal jurisdiction over him because his only contact with the forum state were phone calls and letters.
The court affirmed the judgment in favor of defendant union because it did not breach its duty of fair representation. The court affirmed the directed verdict in favor of defendant first attorney because he was not liable in malpractice to plaintiff football player for acts he performed as the union's agent. The court affirmed the summary judgment in favor of defendant second attorney because of lack of personal jurisdiction.
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