Legal Malpractice Law Review

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Category Archives: Joint & Several Liability

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NJ: When is an Attorney a Joint Tortfeasor?

Posted in Joint & Several Liability, New Jersey
Cameron & Mittleman v. Chapman, N.J. App. Div., March 17, 2010 (Unpublished). Facts:  Plaintiff sued his former attorneys ("Firm A") for professional negligence, alleging that it lost royalty income for which it had bargained in the sale of certain assets.  Plaintiff claimed that the loss was caused by Firm A’s failure to disclose to Plaintiff the negotiation… Continue Reading

Shifting and Sharing the Blame to others for Legal Malpractice

Posted in Damages, Joint & Several Liability, Litigation, New Jersey, Real Estate
Cherry Hill Manor Associates v. Faugno (N.J.Super.A.D., 2004) (PDF) reversed by 182 N.J. 64 (2004) NJ Underlying Real Estate and Litigation Student Contributor: John Anzalone Facts:   Plaintiff retained Attorney 1 to represent it in a real-estate purchase. After the transaction failed, Plaintiff retained Attorney 2 to recover its deposit from seller. Attorney 2 failed to… Continue Reading

Sharing Malpractice Liability Between Out-of-State and Local Counsel

Posted in Joint & Several Liability, Litigation, New Jersey
Connell, Foley & Geiser, LLP v. Israel Travel Advisory Service, Inc.,377 N.J. Super. 350, 872 A.2d 1100 (App. Div. 2005) NJ Underlying litigation Student Contributor:  Dannis Le,  Class of 2009. Facts: Out-of-state law firm recommended a New Jersey law firm to represent client in litigation. That firm worked closely with the N.J. law firm but… Continue Reading