Settlements in “open court” are one thing.  They are enforceable just as they are.  Anything else requires a signature.  When the parties settled this matrimonial action using a court reporter in an attorney’s office they did not produce a document that was enforceable.  This might very well be legal malpractice says the Second Department.


Read thisarticle, if only for the photograph of Sgt. Schultz, and the "I knew nothing" tag.

"The case of Consolidated Sports Media Group v. Godwin Gruber, which is scheduled to go to trial next month, reads at times like a John Grisham novel, complete with allegations of malpractice, the aforementioned pump-and-dump stock scams