The New Jersey Law Journal reported on January 30, 2017 that a Passaic County jury had awarded $850,000 to Aref Abuhadba in a legal malpractice case. The plaintiff Abuhadba hired an attorney to sue for defective construction work on his property. The lawsuit was filed but never made it to trial. The plaintiff's attorney was given a Court ordered deadline to exchange an expert report (probably an engineer or architect to explain why the work was defective) and blew it by over 4 months. This is the responsibility of the attorney. As a result, the case was dismissed because the attorney didn't have a satisfactory explanation for missing the deadline and couldn't prove what steps he had taken to secure expert reports.
The $850,000 award was based on what the plaintiff would have recovered in the construction litigation, but for his attorney's carelessness.