Legal Malpractice Cases

Suing an attorney where there was no direct relationship – privity- is impermissible in legal malpractice settings unless the conduct complained of falls within the very narrow exception of “fraud, collusion, malice or other special circumstances.”  Here, the conduct fell into this “narrrow” exception.

A legal malpractice case must be commenced within three years of

Greenstreet of N.Y., Inc. v Davis  2018 NY Slip Op 07837 [166 AD3d 470]
November 15, 2018 Appellate Division, First Department illustrates how requirements for privity or near-privity are analyzed by the AD.

“Whether characterized as professional malpractice or negligent misrepresentation, the central issue is whether plaintiff has sufficiently alleged a relationship of privity with

Kasowitz, Benson, Torres LLP v Cabrera    2019 NY Slip Op 32738(U)  September 13, 2019 Supreme Court, New York County Docket Number: 157367/2018 Judge: O. Peter Sherwood is the story of a $ 33 Million real estate transaction gone bad.  Then, to make things worse for plaintiff, all the attorneys get the statute of limitations wrong.