Monthly Archives: April 2012

Starting off on the Right Foot.

Burns v. Drier, No. 2009-3763, 2010 WL 3398757, June 11, 2010 (Pa. Comm. Pl. Ct. 2012) is a case which shows how important it is to properly draft a complaint. Prior to instituting any lawsuit, the Plaintiff must draft a … Continue reading

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How to Get into the Right Place.

Last week, I discussed when New Jerseycourts would not have jurisdiction over a defendant attorney. It is only fitting to discuss when jurisdiction would be proper for this week. First American Title Insurance Co. v. Kapchan, A-5953-08T2, 2010 WL 1881896, … Continue reading

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Novel Thinking.

Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC v. Law Firm of Richard M. Squire & Associates, LLC, CA 10-1451, Dec. 14, 2010, 2010 WL 5122003 (E.D. Pa. 2012) is a legal malpractice case concerned with when damages occur, and whether an attorney’s actions … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location!

Finely v. Zimmerman, No. A-1131-11T2, March 27, 2012 (N.J. Super. App. 2012) is a case which addresses the jurisdiction over a legal malpractice suit. Jurisdiction is important, because the law of malpractice is based on the venue where suit is … Continue reading

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The Countdown Begins

Skibbe v. Snitow and Taras M. Wochock, 2010 WL 5213777, December 6, 2010 (Pa. Com. Pl. 2010) is a case where a client was ignored. It is an interesting case because of what it stands for concerning the statute of … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Puder Hurdle.

Gere v. Louis, 209 N.J. 486 (2012) is a New Jersey case which discusses when a client may sue their attorney after a settlement. It is an important case because it takes into consideration many facts of settlements that up … Continue reading

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Defining Relationships.

Behr v. Imhoff, 2009 WL 6962145, July 8, 2009 (Pa. Com. Pl. 2009) is aPennsylvania case which examines some of the most important requirements for initiating a legal malpractice action. Most importantly, this case qualifies when damages exist and when … Continue reading

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Calculating Damages.

How are damages calculated in a New Jersey legal malpractice action? This is a difficult question and a court must determine how many damages are proximately caused by the defendant’s behavior.  In a legal malpractice situation, the damages may be … Continue reading

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