Legal Malpractice News

Commercial client hires a law firm to litigate its claims against a municipality.  The law firm fails to file a Notice of Claim and similarly fails to file a motion seeking leave to file a late notice of claim.  The worst is yet to come.  The law firm has allowed its malpractice insurance to lapse,

Attorney-client communications are privileged, and not open to discovery in general.  In a legal malpractice case, the rules are somewhat relaxed.  If the attorney client communications are “at issue” they are discoverable.  To the extent that Plaintiff relied upon these communications to make decisions about the underlying case for which he is suing the attorneys,