Everyone knows, whether from Law and Order or from popular culture in general that words spoken to an attorney by a client are forever privileged, sacrosanct and private.  As is true with many well-known facts, the true contours of the actual fact may not closely conform to the cliché.  Often, widely held beliefs are simply

DeMartino v Harris  2018 NY Slip Op 08278  Decided on December 5, 2018 Appellate Division, Second Department stands for the proposition that if a case is flawed in its service, it remains flawed throughout.  Here, service was demonstrably no good.  Nothing further good could save the case.

“The plaintiffs commenced this action against the defendant,

In Greenstreet of N.Y., Inc. v Davis  2018 NY Slip Op 07837 Decided on November 15, 2018
Appellate Division, First Department the distinction is meaningless.  This construction/building code case raises the question of privity and near privity.

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