Legal Malpractice Cases

Melendez v Renfroe, Driscoll & Foster, LLP  2020 NY Slip Op 32600(U) August 11, 2020 Supreme Court, New York County  Docket Number: 157344/2019 Judge: W. Franc Perry tells a familiar story.  Familiar as in family.  Legal malpractice can take place in any legal setting, whether injury,  inheritance, invention or intellectual settings.  Siblings fighting over ineritance

CPLR 3211 dismissals are granted more frequently than might be expected,  Dedaj v Berisha  decided on July 15, 2020 Appellate Division, Second Department is almost an exception.  Two items are of interest.  First, the assignment of the legal malpractice claim is affirmed, almost without comment.  Second, the (a)(7) motion is denied almost mechanically.  This is

VPC Projects, LLC v Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP   2020 NY Slip Op 32069(U)   June 2, 2020  Supreme Court, New York County  Docket Number: 156097/2016  Judge: Margaret A. Chan was decided on the question of whether investigating insurance coverage for a nuisance complaint was part of the attorney-retention or merely a ministerial act,