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NJ Legal Services not Protected from Suit by Charitable Immunity Doctrine

Should NJ legal services and their attorneys be protected from legal malpractice suits by the Doctrine of Charitable Immunity? In this case of first impression, here is what an Essex County Superior Court judge decided…

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Discovery rule applies to legal malpractice

THIRD CIRCUIT APPLIES DISCOVERY RULE TO LEGAL MALPRACTICE CASES

N.J. Law Journal reports: A lawyer’s assurances to his client that a hearing “went well” and there was “nothing to worry about” may act to toll a claim that the lawyer had botched the hearing by failing to call key witnesses, a federal appeals court says in an important ruling on the statute of limitations […]

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Entire Controversy Doctrine gets another Death Blow in Legal Malpractice Cases

The NJ Law Journal Reports: It’s been a decade and a half since the state Supreme Court proclaimed that disgruntled clients need not join malpractice claims against their lawyers in related litigation, but once in a while, the entire controversy doctrine long thought dead still rears its head. Fortunately for one former law client, and […]

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Are Pre-Dispute Agreements of Medical Malpractice Claims Enforceable?

According to the Appellate Division, YES  In the blue corner are plaintiff’s attorney and the New Jersey Association for Justice (“Justice” ). In the red corner are defense counsel and the Medical Society of New Jersey. This is a heavyweight  match between a gaggle of major players, plugging away for their constituencies. The case involves […]

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SUED FOR MALPRACTICE, DEFENSE LAWYER IS PERMITTED TO POINT TO CLIENT’S GUILT

NJ Law Journal Reports today: A criminal defense lawyer sued for malpractice should have been allowed to pursue evidence to bolster his claim that the ex-client was convicted because he was guilty, an appeals court says. Tuesday’s precedential ruling in Marrero v. Feintuch, A-5879-09, reverses a decision quashing a subpoena issued on behalf of Howard […]

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