Plaintiff is seller of a house in Long Island. He hires defendant attorney to do a full service job in the sale: prepare contract, oversee negotation and transaction while seller is out of state. Things go wrong. Plaintiff alleges that attorney started unnecessary L & T proceedings even though summer renters would have left voluntarily along with other deviations.
Legal malpractice dismissed after judge determines that a mistake was made, but it was “de minimus.” Appellate Division today reversed in the matter of Gelfand v. Oliver, AD Second Department. Case link