Monthly Archives: September 2011

Lawyer-Client Relationships May Be Over Before They Started

In Atkinson v. Haug, it was shown that an attorney’s firm can only be held liable under a theory of vicarious liability if the Defendant Attorney was shown to be acting within the scope of his employment or with apparent … Continue reading

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Mistakes Do Not Equal Malpractice

In Composition Roofers Local v. Bernard N. KATZ, Esq. and Meranze and Katz, the court held that an attorney who advised a Union it could lawfully pay the attorneys’ fees to defend its officers charged with criminal activity was not … Continue reading

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The Art of Asking For Arbitration

In McKissock v. Polymer and McKissock and Hoffman v. Polymer Dynamics, the court showed that you can’t always get what you want, even out of a contract. It stated that since McKissock “did not seek to enforce an arbitration agreement … Continue reading

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