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Andrew Lavoott Bluestone Andrew Lavoott Bluestone

Legal malpractice principles arose in medieval common law. It is linked with and has become more clearly intertwined with ancient deceit statutes with the Court of Appeals’ determination that Judiciary Law §487 controls over attorney conduct are not merely statutory. Control of attorney conduct is rather a part of the common law imported into New York law with the formation of our state and nation. What are the ancient origins of legal malpractice and controls over attorney deceit?

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