Legal Malpractice Law Review

Legal Malpractice Law Review

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Tag Archives: duty of candor

IL: Lawyer Duty of Care to Adversaries–Privity No Bar to Liability

Posted in Commercial, Duties: Investigate, Federal, Illinois, Standard of Care
Greycas, Inc. v. Proud, 826 F. 2d 1560 (7th Cir. 1987) Underlying loan transaction–duty to adversary Student Contributor: Clem Durham Facts: Theodore S. Proud, Jr., a member of the Illinois bar who practices law in a suburb of Chicago, appeals from a judgment against him for $833,760, entered after a bench trial. The original plaintiff, [&hellip… Continue Reading

NY: Puffing, One Step too far, leads to Malpractice Action

Posted in New York
In re Dorfman,  304 A.D.2d 273; 760 N.Y.S. 2d 413 (2003) NY Underlying Tort Action Student Contributor: Natalie Resto Facts: A client hired the attorney to bring an action against the New York City Department of Health for emotional distress arising from its testing error that resulted in a report incorrectly indicating that he was [&hellip… Continue Reading