Legal Malpractice Law Review

Legal Malpractice Law Review

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Tag Archives: workers compensation

KY: Judge As A Witness Not Permitted

Posted in Torts/Personal Injury
Marrs v. Kelly, 95 S.W.3d 856 (Ky. 2003) KY: Underlying Workers Compensation Student Contributor: Louis Dell Facts: Mars injured her back at work and brought a workers compensation claim. Mars was represented by Kelly. She received a 10% occupational disability settlement. Several years later she injured her back again and received the same settlement. She … Continue Reading

NJ: The Importance of Interpretation

Posted in New Jersey, Torts/Personal Injury
Carney v. Finn, 367 A.2d 458 (1976) NJ: Underlying Workmen’s Compensation case Student Contributor: Laura Binski Facts: In June of 1972, a lawyer handled three claim petitions for the client in the Division of Workmen’s Compensation. The client alleges that the lawyer’s poor handling of the case resulted in the client receiving a lower reward. … Continue Reading

NY: Lawyer Liability Beyond the Scope of the Engagement

Posted in Duties: Investigate, Litigation, New York, Torts/Personal Injury
Thompson v. Seligman 53 A.D.3d 1019, 863 N.Y.S.2d 285 (N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept., 2008) NY: Underlying personal injury; workers compensation Student Contributor: Ryan M. O’Donnell Facts: Plaintiff was employed by AMFAC Recreational Services, Inc. AMFAC regularly provided cleaning services to the Gideon Putnam Hotel. While performing her duties cleaning at the Gideon, plaintiff suffered injuries and … Continue Reading