Legal Malpractice News

This case illustrates what happens when defendants and third-parties are fighting, while plaintiff remains on the sidelines, enjoying a brief respite.  When this happens in a legal malpractice case, the spectacle of legal malpractice defense firm arguing with a legal malpractice defense firm over technical dismissals is a touch ironic.

Balkheimer v Spanton  2013 NY

A persistent problem in legal malpractice (and in accounting malpractice) cases is the delayed damages issue.  Put simply, attorney advises on how to accomplish a goal and prepares papers on January 2.  Client uses the advice and paperwork to start a process and the other side resists.  Litigation ensues and 4 years later the other