Monthly Archives: May 2012

Finding Injuries and Forgetting People in New Jersey.

What happens when an attorney does not name every party who may be responsible in a medical malpractice suit? Does forgetting a person rise to the level of legal malpractice? Dellaquila v. Bendit Weinstock P.A., A-5268-10T4, 2012 WL 1581219 (N.J. … Continue reading

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Of Suits and Settlements in Pennsylvania.

            Jan Rubin Association Inc. v. Nixon Peabody LLP, 2008 WL 4106694 (Pa. Com. Pl. June Term 2007) is aPennsylvania case which examines settlements in the same way earlierNew Jersey cases have. Most importantly, the case … Continue reading

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The Rule, not the Exception.

Smith v. Grayson, A-1072-10T4, October 17, 2011, (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2011) is a case which details 3 main points. The first point demonstrates the limits of the Puder doctrine, outlining when a settlement may be ripe for a … Continue reading

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Protecting Legal Consumers.

In the context of attorney-client relationships, people often forget that a client is a consumer of legal services. Given the scope of this definition of consumer, it is inevitable that a client may attempt to bring a cause of action … Continue reading

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Better Safe than Sorry.

Swain v. Alterman, A-4214-10T4, 2011 WL 6112126 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. December 9, 2011) is an important case inNew Jersey for legal malpractice plaintiffs who do not properly procure an affidavit of merit. The affidavit of merit is a … Continue reading

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