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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Client Claims Attorney Fraudulently Applied Reduced Medical Malpractice Retainer Agreement To Each Settling Defendant To Illegally Increase Fee By $194,000

On June 26, 2019, an appellate court agreed that once a medical malpractice case was settled and attorneys fees awarded, the only forum to challenge the fee award is before the same court and not in a subsequent legal malpractice action. The medical malpractice claim was settled for $3,700,000 re...

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