The New York Law Journal reports a case which quotes a famous 1697 line from a William Congreve play: “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, and hell has no fury like a woman scorned.” In this legal malpractice case, a matrimonial, the issues is whether the attorney was his or her’s.
Riftin v. Stark turns on the question of privity. We’ve written on this issue before. In short, one may sue an attorney who represented you, but not your opponent.
There are exceptions, but in this case the determination turned on a plethora of filed documents which were clear: the attorney was his, and she could not successfully sue.
The defendant attorney was represented by McManus, Collura & Richter PC