A lawyer found to have filed a malpractice counterclaim in bad faith to harass and delay a firm suing him for fees has been hit with sanctions of $60,000 on top of the fees he owed.
“The counterclaim has all the earmarks of a pleading meant simply to intimidate an adversary and to delay entry of judgment on the complaint,” a New Jersey appeals court said last week in upholding the sanctions award in Cuyler Burk v. Silverman, A-208-06.
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]