A legal malpractice claim against Chicago-based McDermott, Will & Emery can proceed to trial based on an opinion letter the firm provided to the plaintiff, an investor in one of the firm's clients. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam wrote that courts had "clearly recognized ... that under certain circumstances, an attorney can be liable to third parties, not in privity, for harm caused by professional negligence."
Malpractice Claim Against McDermott Goes Forward
New York Law Journal
October 29, 2003
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