Legal Malpractice Claim For $6M Reinstated

On March 22, 2022 an appellate court covering suits filed in Manhattan reversed a lower court that had dismissed a legal malpractice claim regarding the sale of a condominium. The plaintiff claimed that their attorneys were negligent for allowing their breach of contract action to be dismissed on...

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Email Evidence Defeats Legal Malpractice Claim

Last week, an appellate court reviewing the dismissal of a legal malpractice suit agreed: “Emails may be considered as documentary evidence if those papers are essentially undeniable.” The plaintiff sued the law firm that allegedly drafted a postnuptial agreement between him and his wife. The pla...

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Legal Malpractice Complaint Cut In Half

On July 31, 2019, a client suing an attorney for two different complaints of malpractice, lost one claim and the other survived to be scheduled for a jury trial. It was claimed that the attorney was negligent "during proceedings arising from plaintiff's operation of a biofuel business". The lower...

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