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MA: Botched Bankruptcy Brings Lawyer Liability

Posted in Massachusetts
Don v. Soo Hoo, 75 Mass. App. Ct. 80 (2009) MA: Underlying Botched Bankruptcy Proceedings Student Contributor: Jason W. Hake Facts: A client retained the defendant law firm to file a bankruptcy petition on her behalf while he earned $8,000.00 per year. The attorneys forgot to file his petition and discovered their error three (3)… Continue Reading

First Circuit: Emotional Distress Damages in Legal Malpractice

Posted in Damages, Federal, Massachusetts
Wagenmann v. Adams, 829 F.2d 196 (1st Cir. September 9, 1987). Facts:  After what appeared to be a series of misunderstandings between Wagenmann and his family members, Wagenmann was searched and arrested without a warrant, brought to a holding cell, and ultimately, involuntarily admitted to a mental hospital.  His court-appointed attorney, Healy, entered a general appearance… Continue Reading