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http://nycourts.law.com/CourtDocumentViewer.asp?view=Document&docID=46723 Justice Goodman IN HIS legal malpractice action, plaintiff alleged that defendant, his former attorney, drafted and delivered a false opinion letter in a mortgage transaction, thereby aiding and abetting a fraudulent conveyance so as to frustrate his collection of judgment in prior action grounded in an unsuccessful effort to purchase a Manhattan building. The court granted defendant attorney’s dismissal motion. It found that the only duty established by plaintiff’s allegations was defendant’s duty to preserve plaintiff’s confidences and that plaintiff fatally failed to allege a breach of that duty. The court noted that plaintiff had no connection to the mortgage transaction and that the opinion letter was not addressed to plaintiff, who was neither involved in the mortgage transaction nor relied on the opinion letter’s contents. Plaintiff also failed to state a cause of action for aiding and abetting a fraudulent conveyance because he failed to demonstrate that defendant attorney benefitted personally from the conveyance.

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