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