They Get You the Attorney…is There Privity?

High-level employee is the subject of a state investigation along with the Hospital employer.  The investigation and litigation continue and eventually the hospital and the County succeed.  The employee, not so much.  Employee says that had the attorneys filed a certain appeal, he would have been exonerated.   View Full Post
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A Huge Investment Loss, Much Litigation Follows

After a multi-million dollar investment suffered some unexpected tax issues, litigation between some legal giants started.  Bloostein v Morrison Cohen LLP  2017 NY Slip Op 31238(U)  June 7, 2017  Supreme Court, New York County  Docket Number: 651242/2012  Judge: Anil C. Singh involves a state supreme court case and at least one arbitration.   View Full Post
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First Chapter in the Big Queens Legal Malpractice Saga

It’s a common enough scenario.  Home buyer (not a professional) wants to buy what looks like a bargain.  Home buyer goes to an attorney and the closing takes place.  Problem?  ECB as judgments against the property which don’t get taken care of, the neighbor has a right to use the driveway and there are structural problems.   View Full Post
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Some of the Dangers of Pro-Se Litigation

Litigation is a major-league sport.  It can be dangerous, and there can be injuries.  Even when a talented amateur gets involved, there can still be basic problems which remain unsolved.   DeMartino v Golden  2017 NY Slip Op 04253  Decided on May 31, 2017  Appellate Division, Second Department is an example where two intersecting problems caused dismissal.   View Full Post
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