Legal Malpractice Archives

Attorney faces prison, disbarred after legal malpractice

When New Yorkers reach out to an attorney, it is usually because they are in trouble and/or facing some sort of legal difficulty. They may be accused of a crime that could result in years behind bars, or they may be dealing with a financial crisis due to an injury due to an accident or medical malpractice. The client trusts that the attorney has the skill and integrity to bring about a fair and positive resolution whenever possible. Unfortunately, a small number of unscrupulous attorneys put their own interests ahead of the client, sometimes taking advantage and committing legal malpractice

Legal malpractice when a lawyer files suit against wrong company

When a New York family loses a loved one in a horrific accident, they typically have a great deal on their minds in the days and weeks following the accident. There are family members and friends to contact, funeral arrangements to make and personal emotions to deal with. When the question arises of seeking potential compensation from those allegedly liable for the accident, many families leave that in the hands of a capable lawyer. However, one family in another state may now be adding filing a legal malpractice lawsuit to the list of things they have to do.

Legal malpractice claims for lack of email security

New York residents who face legal situations are often flummoxed by the complexity of the issues involved. Because an attorney has specialized knowledge, clients often take a leap of faith that the lawyer is safeguarding the information with which he or she is entrusted. When that trust is misplaced, the lawyer may end up facing allegations of legal malpractice.

Legal malpractice common after lawyers miss deadlines

When New York families take a vacation, it is usually to escape the stress of daily life and create fond memories for their children. However, injuries or illness during vacation may only add to parents' stress, and an accident certainly creates memories one would sooner forget. One family's amusement park ride was a terrifying experience, but their efforts to seek compensation for damages were met with frustration and potentially legal malpractice.

Bob Gaudio says Spotify violates copyright law with 'Rag Doll'

Music is part of many important moments in the average life. Many people have special songs they associate with romances and breakups, vacations, proms, weddings, and even funerals. The past 35 years have seen a rapid evolution of technology, making music more accessible to more people and simplifying the process of adding songs to a personal playlist. However, such technology has been a nightmare for many musicians and songwriters as copyright law struggles to keep up with the rapid pace.

Is a lawyer's incompetence grounds for a legal malpractice claim?

People hire lawyers when their situations require legal expertise or skillful representation. When someone's life, future or finances are placed in the hands of a New York attorney, a lot may be riding on a successful resolution. If a client has limited knowledge of the law or legal procedures, it may be difficult for him or her to know when an attorney is not handling things well until the case ends badly. However, recognizing the signs that one is receiving ineffective counsel may help a plaintiff or defendant decide if there is a case for legal malpractice.

What to do after a real estate contract error

You decided to sell your home a few years ago and took all the right steps to ensure a seamless transaction. You diligently worked and researched to hire the right real estate agent and attorney to make the deal complete. The attorney wrote and reviewed a contract while the real estate agent marketed and sold your home. Everything was good, right?

Could your attorney have committed legal malpractice?

It is only natural to be upset with your attorney when the outcome of your case is not what you expected. You may begin to wonder whether your attorney failed to do something that could have changed the outcome. Most attorneys take their responsibilities to their clients seriously, and just because your case did not go as you liked does not mean that your attorney committed legal malpractice. The only way to know is through an investigation regarding your attorney's activities during your case -- whether it took place in a New York criminal or civil court.


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