Legal Malpractice Cases this Week

Here are new legal malpractice decisions from 11/1/05 - 11/8/05:

1. Selletti v. Liotti: Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment fails, AD affirms. "Plaintiff failed to submit evidence sufficient to establish, as a matter of law, that his conduct in prosecuting the federal action did not contribute to the imposition of the monetary sanction."

2. Linder v. Dranoff: Defendant successfully moved for summary judgment. AD affirmed. "The plaintiff, in opposition, failed to raise a triable issue of fact. Accordingly, the Supreme Court properly granted the defendants' motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint."

3. Collymore v. Secretary of Housing & Urban Dev.: Plaintiff sues real estate closing attorney as part of a much larger case. Statute of limitations ran for attorney. "The complaint alleges that the defendants, one of whom was the plaintiff's closing attorney, converted her loan proceeds on August 27, 1993. The [**3] plaintiff did not commence the instant action until July 28, 2003. This clearly falls outside the applicable statutes of limitation."


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