Legal Malpractice Law Review

Legal Malpractice Law Review

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Tag Archives: guilty client

NH: Legal Malpractice: The Innocent Guilty Plea (???)

Posted in Criminal Law, New Hampshire, Proximate Cause
Hilario v. Reardon, 158 N.H. 56 (2008). NH: Underlying Criminal Procedure, Guilty Plea Student Contributor: Peter J. Jannace FACTS: Plaintiff was indicted on various charges; he then entered into a plea arrangement with the State which provided that if he met certain conditions, including cooperating in other prosecutions, the State would petition for the suspension… Continue Reading

NC: Lawyer Immune from Malpractice Suit When Client was a Guilty Criminal

Posted in North Carolina, Proximate Cause
Belk v. Cheshire, 159 N.C. App. 325, 583 S.E.2d 700 (2003) NC: Underlying criminal defense matter Student Contributor: Nicholas Kingsbury Facts: Plaintiff hired an attorney to represent him in his federal charges of gambling and money laundering. As per an agreement the attorney reached with the federal prosecutor, the plaintiff would plead guilty, and forfeit… Continue Reading