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Category Archives: Local & Co-Counsel

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FL: Attorney-Client Privilege May Apply Between Separate Attorneys Representing the Same Client

Posted in Commercial, Florida, Insurance, Local & Co-Counsel, Scope of Representation
Volpe v. Conroy, Simberg and Ganon, P.A., 720 So. 2d 537 (Fla. App. 1998) Fla. App: Underlying Construction litigation Student Contributor: Ross Eisenberg Facts: Clients were involved in construction litigation in which their insurance company hired Conroy, Simberg and Ganon (CSG) to represent them under a reservation of rights. The clients also hired their own personal… Continue Reading

AR: Court Denies Withdrawal when Foreseeable Prejudice to Client

Posted in Arkansas, Duties: Communicate, Litigation, Local & Co-Counsel, Standard of Care
Vang Lee v Mansour, 104 Ark. App. 91 (2008) AR: Underlying litigation Student Contributor: Meghan Jean Facts:  Mansour was one of two attorneys client Vang Lee hired to represent him in a lawsuit. When Attorney #2 (also named Lee)  left for a month-long vacation, he left instruction for Mansour to schedule a pretrial conference between… Continue Reading

The Co-Counsel Relationship: Friend or Foe?

Posted in Local & Co-Counsel, New York, Wills Trusts & Estates
Steinberg v. Schnapp, 2010 NY Slip Op 02991 (1st Dept. April 13, 2010) Underlying Probate Matter Facts: Steinberg and Schnapp, both attorneys practicing independently, undertook the representation of another attorney, Borstein. Borstein had retained Steinberg and Schnapp to represent him with respect to “all legal proceedings and asset administration concerning the wills, assets and estate… Continue Reading

NJ:Local Counsel’s Duty to Litigants

Posted in Federal, Litigation, Local & Co-Counsel, New Jersey, Torts/Personal Injury
Ingemi v Pelino & Lentz  866 F. Supp. 156 (D.N.J. 1994) NJ Underlying Action-Claim for pension benefits Student Contributor: Candice L. Deaner Facts: Plaintiff instituted a malpractice suit against related New Jersey and Pennsylvania law firms due to their mishandling of the underlying litigation. Plaintiff specified her desire to have a New Jersey attorney and… Continue Reading