Just a few weeks after a malpractice claim against Nixon Peabody was allowed to go forward in New Jersey, a judge has allowed a separate action to continue in Pennsylvania. Nixon Peabody said the former client waived its right to file a malpractice claim under state law because they entered a settlement agreement in the underlying action. But the judge found Pennsylvania's law allows exceptions if the settlement was legally deficient or if its ramifications were not fully explained by the attorney.
Pa. Judge OKs Malpractice Suit Against Nixon Peabody
The Legal Intelligencer
August 12, 2008