A grand jury presentment, shedding light on allegations that state Attorney General Kathleen Kane breached grand jury secrecy and explaining her alleged means of leaking, was made public Monday just hours after attorneys at a related contempt hearing asked for the document to be unsealed.
New Jersey Law Journal
A state appeals court has upheld dismissal of a lawsuit claiming a New Jersey law firm committed legal malpractice when it sued a dentist for objecting to a settlement in a class action against insurers over allegedly fraudulent claims-payment practices.
Josh J.T. Byrne
The Legal Intelligencer
Plaintiffs in legal malpractice actions frequently assert that negligence by their lawyer caused the plaintiff to lose an opportunity to settle an underlying action. The Pennsylvania Superior Court has repeatedly stated it "will not permit legal malpractice actions based upon speculations regarding settlement negotiations," as in , 386 Pa. Super. 563, 563 A.2d 525 (Pa. Super. 1989), citing to , 335 Pa. Super., 599, 485 A.2d 56, 58 (Pa. Super. 1984).
A New Hyde Park attorney who was suspended last year after being accused of contacting another attorney's client and making disparaging remarks about the attorney has been disbarred after failing to cooperate with the Grievance Committee's investigation into the matter.