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FALL 2016 Course Syllabus: Lawyer Malpractice: Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University

Posted in CLE & Law School Course
    LAWYER MALPRACTICE COURSE SYLLABUS (CRN 94932)      FALL  SEMESTER, 2016      Maurice A. Deane School of Law        HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY   Updated: August 12, 2016  Prof. Bennett Wasserman Email: legalmalguru@gmail.com Cell and Text: 201.803.6464 Secretary: Joyce Cox; Room 216C, Ext. 36339.      Introduction: Welcome to one of the… Continue Reading

CLE: DRI NYC:The Ethical Dilemmas of Litigation Financing DEC. 6-7 2012

Posted in CLE & Law School Course
     The Ethical Dilemmas of Litigation Financing Litigation financing is a relatively new means for plaintiffs to fund litigation. Outside investors fund high-exposure personal injury or class action lawsuits in exchange for a cut of the eventual return, if any, raising a host of ethical issues. These issues will be discussed by Michele DeStefano… Continue Reading

Lawyer Malpractice Class #1

Posted in CLE & Law School Course, Privity
Welcome to Hofstra Law School’s course on “Lawyer Malpractice” This is the first installment of what will be an effort to make available to all law students  and lawyers the contents of the course materials which I use in teaching this course at Hofstra University  Law School. I have had the privilege and pleasure of… Continue Reading

Lawyer Malpractice Class #5: The Lawyer’s Fiduciary Duties

Posted in CLE & Law School Course, Fiduciary Duty
 Hofstra Law School Class #5 Read: Fortney & Johnson, Legal Malpractice Law, Ch. 4, pp. 101-116; 421-424.    Restatement of Law Governing Lawyers §49. Breach of Fiduciary Duty–Generally In addition to the other possible bases of civil liability described in §§48 [professional negligence] 55[breach of contract and equitable relief] and 56 [liability to a non-client],… Continue Reading
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