This matter involved legal malpractice suits against two defendants – an associate and her law firm – for alleged malpractice in an underlying domestic relations case. Plaintiff alleged defendant associate failed to properly oppose motion to withdraw stipulation in the ...Read More »
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Lawyers can find plenty of ways to stay out of a courtroom. Instead of the hand-to-hand combat of a trial before judge or jury, they can opt for some form of alternative dispute resolution. But the lure of the courtroom ...
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Just two days before new rules on lawyer advertising in Virginia were scheduled to take effect, the Supreme Court of Virginia abruptly dropped the planned revision. In a Nov. 29 order, the court “vacated and set aside” its Sept. 18 ...Read More »
A law firm accused of malpractice after it sued for its fees for representing plaintiffs in a will contest wins summary judgment in the Alexandria U.S. District Court; the former client has failed to show she sustained any damages as ...Read More »
Legal malpractice insurers for the first time are reporting a higher percentage of claims involving real estate than any other practice area, according to a new survey from the American Bar Association. But real estate’s “first-place finish” may be due ...Read More »
A Springfield lawyer who took up with a gambling man 15 years ago has lost her law license for a year based on a federal felony conviction. Sharon R. Connelly told a federal judge in 2007 she had no idea ...Read More »
The plaintiff alleged that the defendants, who were plaintiff’s counsel in his divorce and equitable distribution litigation between 2002 and 2005, failed to present evidence and argument to the court which would have resulted in five residential properties acquired during ...Read More »
The number of big-figure malpractice claims against law firms has increased, according to a new insurance industry survey. “Claims severity has increased significantly in the last year,” said Eileen Garczynski, author of “Lawyers’ Professional Liability Claims Trends: 2012.” Garczynski is ...
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The rumors started to swirl just as jury selection got underway, rumors that the defendant company had spurned an offer to just “walk away” from the whole messy lawsuit. The purported offer, coming three years before trial, would have let ...Read More »