New Jersey lawyers just got another reminder of why it pays to settle legal malpractice claims quickly.

A New Jersey appeals court ruled Feb. 18 that a plaintiff who won a $20,000 settlement from a lawyer and two business entities can pursue the lawyer for the entire $144,000 legal fee expended in the case, even though the non-lawyers paid two-thirds of the settlement.

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