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Divorce client wins verdict on equitable distribution claim – $167,744 Verdict (access required)

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 ...

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Large claims against law firms increase, study says (access required)

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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Plaintiff’s damages claims contradicted his bankruptcy petition – Summary judgment granted (access required)

Defendant attorney represented plaintiff husband in divorce and custody proceedings from 2007 to 2011, which concluded with the wife being awarded full custody of the minor child, and limited visitation rights for the husband. Plaintiff husband sued his attorney, alleging ...

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Lawyer served wrong defendant three days before service date – $190,886 Verdict (access required)

This legal malpractice action arose out of an underlying personal injury action wherein the minor plaintiff (at the time of the motor vehicle collision) suffered facial lacerations and other injuries in a head-on motor vehicle collision. Defendant in the legal ...

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Jury finds for co-defendant in legal malpractice case – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff alleged that her attorneys breached the standard of care in handling her divorce and equitable distribution matter. Because of this alleged breach, she claimed she agreed to enter into a property settlement agreement that provided less than she ...

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