Louis F. Burke PC v Aezah 2019 NY Slip Op 00557 Decided on January 29, 2019 Appellate Division, First Department may be the shortest AD1 opinion of recent memory.
Here is the entirety: “Order, Supreme Court, New York County (David Benjamin Cohen, J.), entered January 3, 2018, which, to the extent appealed from as limited by the briefs, granted plaintiff’s motion to dismiss defendants’ counterclaims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, legal malpractice, and violation of Judiciary Law § 487, unanimously affirmed, without costs.
We find that the motion court’s dismissal of the counterclaims was proper and that defendants have not articulated any basis to disturb the motion court’s ruling (Leon v Martinez , 84 NY2d 83, 87-88 ). We have considered the remaining arguments and find them unavailing.”
Supreme Court’s order was not much longer. Here is the portion on legal malpractice:
“The facts alleged by defendant do not give rise to any claims that the attorney was negligent or that defendants would have prevailed in the underlying action or would not have incurred any damages but for the lawyer’s negligence. Therefore, the fourth cause of action is dismissed.”