Matrimonial Legal Malpractice

In our article on Matrimonial Legal Malpractice and settlements in to days New York Law Journal we discuss the recent line of cases which disturb the well settled principal that a legal malpractice case after settlement is permitted where the settlement was "effectively compelled" by the mistakes of counsel.

This new line of cases, starting with Katebi v. Fink has upended a well understood principal of legal malpractice and created much uncertainty.  The rest can be seen in today's New York Law Journal Outside Counsel Column.