Legal Malpractice Cases

Pinto-Bedoya v Yacoob  2019 NY Slip Op 51332(U)  Decided on August 14, 2019 Supreme Court, Kings County  Rivera, J. is the ridiculous story of how some individuals were conned into getting involved in a mortgage fraud ring.  Question:  how did the attorneys not know what was going on?

“The Pinto-Bedoya’s complaint bearing Index Number 75822/2008,

Two threshold issues in legal malpractice, which are not mirrored in other areas of the law are standing and privity.  While intertwined, they are not merely two names for the same thing.  Illustrated by Matter of Benson  2019 NY Slip Op 51331(U)   Decided on August 12, 2019
Surrogate’s Court, Albany County Pettit, J. only certain

Irony aside, there are a significant number of failures in legal malpractice litigation.  These failures are aside from cases which seek to push the limits of the statute of limitations, continuous representation and non-privity claims.  This can be seen in a series of cases by one pro-se plaintiff against one set of attorneys.  The cases

We’re excited to report that the New York Law Journal published this Outside Counsel Column today.

“Legal Malpractice Principles arose in medieval common law.  It is linked with and has become more clearly intertwined with ancient deceit statutes with the Court of Appeals’ determination that Judiciary Law § 487 controls over attorney conduct are not

The statute of limitations has a number of purposes, one of which is to end stale cases, another of which is to quiet old controversies.  Giller v Kate, Nussman, Ellis Farhi & Earle, LLP
2019 NY Slip Op 32301(U) July 31, 2019  Supreme Court, New York County  Docket Number: 156885/2018 Judge: W. Franc