This reversal report is taken from "Judicial Reports" which has a unique listing of all appellate reversals. "CIVIL PROCEDURE, LEGAL MALPRACTICE: Justice Gonzalez gave another litigant way too much leeway in another case. She let Juan Garcia make numerous changes in his deposition testimony, even though Garcia failed to timely submit a statement of reasons for the errata sheets. In his deposition, he was explaining the circumstances that gave rise to a personal injury claim against his employer, who had supposedly given him a ladder with a missing rung. That claim had been dismissed and Garcia was now suing his lawyer, Tom Stickel, for allegedly botching the case. The unrevised deposition and affidavits were insufficient to raise an issue of fact as to whether Garcia’s underlying personal injury claim would have prevailed but for Stickel’s alleged legal malpractice, said the Appellate Division. So Gonzalez should have summarily dismissed the malpractice claim instead of giving Garcia a belated chance to fill the gaps in his story. Garcia v. Stickel (February 27) "