Legal Malpractice Cases

A word search for “professional malpractice” brought up this story.  While not a legal malpractice report, this disciplinary proceeding explains why some legal malpractice cases are brought. Matter of Bloom 2019 NY Slip Op 09000 Decided on December 18, 2019
Appellate Division, Second Department Per Curiam is a curious mix of inappropriate conduct and a

While one might think that the professional negligence field, which probably includes attorneys, brokers, real estate professionals, insurance professionals and designers has the same rules for all, that would be incorrect. Murphy v GHD, Inc2019 NY Slip Op 33476(U) November 27, 2019 Supreme Court, New York County Docket Number: 153468/2019
Judge: Robert D.

There is something about New York real estate and lawyers that generates legal malpractice claims, and in this case, a Judiciary Law § 487 case.  In Knopf v Esposito  2019 NY Slip Op 33468(U) November 27, 2019 Supreme Court, New York County Docket Number: 150315/2019 Judge: Gerald Lebovits.

This decision bears on a simple evidentiary

In an extremely detailed analysis, the Second Department illustrates the difference between NY and Delaware attorney-privilege law in Askari v McDermott, Will & Emery, LLP  2019 NY Slip Op 08547 Decided on November 27, 2019 Appellate Division, Second Department
Austin, J., J.

“The attorney-client privilege is the oldest of the privileges for confidential communications known