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Published on December 21, 2016

Supreme Court Confirms Expert Testimony Requirement

Supreme Court Confirms Expert Testimony Required to Establish Causation in Legal Mal Cases

In the recent case of Bozelko v. Papastavros, 323 Conn. 275 (Sept. 27, 2016), the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that expert testimony is required to establish the element of causation in a legal malpractice case.

Thus, even where an attorney’s …

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Trustee Lacks Standing to Assert Legal Malpractice Claims on Behalf of Debtors

The Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court (Panos, J.) dismissed an adversarial proceeding complaint brought against debtor’s counsel which alleged legal malpractice.

The trustee alleged that debtor’s counsel committed malpractice and asserted that the legal …

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Things to Think About Before Suing a Client Over Past-Due Bills

In California, attorneys sometimes wait until after the statute of limitations for legal malpractice has expired to demand payment of unpaid fees because the time to sue for breach of contract is generally much longer than the time to sue for malpractice.

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California Appellate Court Analyzes When Attorney-Client Relationship Ends Stopping Tolling Of Statute Of

A California appellate court issued a unanimous opinion in October providing guidance regarding the tolling provision for continued representation as to legal malpractice claims, as set forth in section 340.6 of the California Code of Civil Procedure …

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Syracuse University accuses longtime law firm Bond, Schoeneck & King of malpractice

The law firm still represents the university in other legal matters, according to a source connected to SU.

In negotiating a contract for the bookstore, Bond, Schoeneck & King lawyers “violated ethical rules, professional standards and fiduciary duties …

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The Professional Judgment Rule or ‘Qualified Immunity’

That is, the professional judgment rule is effectively an affirmative defense precluded for adjudication upon preliminary objections except where the complaint clearly begs that defense (for example, a complaint alleging legal malpractice for an …

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Third Circuit upholds trial court ruling in legal malpractice action

A panel of appellate judges has recently ruled to affirm a trial court’s decisions on the subjects of judgment on the pleadings and a denial of a motion for reconsideration in a legal malpractice litigation.

On Nov. 10, judges Michael A.

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50 Cent to Receive $14.5 Million in Legal Malpractice Suit Victory

50 Cent (real name Curtis Jackson) has settled a malpractice lawsuit with his former lawyers and will receive $14.5 million — but it’s unlikely 50 Cent will see any of that award, as most of it will go toward satisfying the $23 million bankruptcy …

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SC Supreme Court extends Statute of Limitations in Lawyer Malpractice

21 at 17), reversed precedent and adopted a hybrid rule for the statute of limitations defense involving legal malpractice claims. Stokes-Craven, an automobile dealership, was sued in an automobile fraud case. Stokes-Craven hired Robinson to defend it …

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