Legal malpractice is always a case within a case. This particular report is of a collection matter, followed by a failed legal malpractice matter, followed by a malicious prosecution case. Anthony Lin at the NYLJ reports:
"A New York judge has permitted a lawyer to proceed with a malicious prosecution suit against the mortgage company and law firm that previously brought a legal malpractice suit against her. "
"In denying motions to dismiss by both Blue Chip and the law firm, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich (See Profile) said Ms. Strumpf’s suit had sufficiently alleged a lack of probable cause for the legal malpractice suit against her as well as injury stemming from that suit. "
The case is Stumpf v. Asdourian and is found at http://www.nylawyer.com/adgifs/decisions/122606kornreich.pdf