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Premises Liability Cases: Know The Evidentiary Issues
Harford, Conn. (April 22, 2019) - Recently, in Melendez v. Spin Cycle Laundromat, LLC, 188 Conn. App. 807 (2019), the Connecticut Appellate Court affirmed a trial court's decision
United States
7 May 2019
Georgia Court Of Appeals Underscores Importance Of Property Owners' Knowledge Of Prior Crime In Negligent Security Cases
A crime occurs (aggravated assault, rape, murder, etc.) in an apartment complex, a parking lot, or outside a business. The victim suffers significant injuries or even death from the criminal act.
United States
3 Apr 2019
Texas Supreme Court Lays Out Process For Proving Employer's Vicarious Liability
The Texas Supreme Court recently issued an opinion that introduced a two-step process for proving an employer's vicarious liability for a worker's negligence.
United States
4 Jan 2019
New California Court Of Appeal Decision Re: Causation In Legal Malpractice Case
Recently, the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three (Santa Ana) partially published an opinion in an attorney malpractice case – Knutson v. Foster (Aug. 8, 2018, G054247) __Cal.App.5th ____.
United States
10 Sep 2018
ABA Reminds Lawyers Of Their Ethical Duties When Blogging, And When To Notify Clients Of Mistakes
This spring, the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility ("ABA") ...
United States
26 Jun 2018
New York Client Trial Alert
Seasoned trial attorney Alecia Walters-Hinds has secured her first defense verdict of 2018 in Bronx County after a jury cleared our ambulette company client of wrongdoing or negligence in suit...
United States
20 Mar 2018
CA S. Ct. Opinion Re: Nexus Between Challenged Claim And Protected Activity Under Anti-Slapp Statute
Recently, the California Supreme Court issued an opinion analyzing the nexus a defendant must show between a challenged claim and the defendant's protected activity for the claim to be struck...
United States
27 Jul 2017
New Opinion Regarding Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Cause Of Action In Legal Malpractice Case
The Second District Court of Appeal, Division Five (Los Angeles) recently issued an opinion regarding a claim for breach of fiduciary duty in a legal malpractice case.
United States
27 Jul 2017
New California Court Of Appeal Opinion Regarding Tolling Of The Legal Malpractice Statute Of Limitations
The Third District Court of Appeal (Sacramento) recently certified for publication an opinion analyzing whether the continued representation tolling of the statute of limitations for legal malpractice...
United States
28 Apr 2017
Washington Supreme Court Issues Decision In Case Involving Liability Of Mental Health Professionals
On December 22, the Washington Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in Volk v. DeMeerleer, a case involving the liability of mental health professionals.
United States
6 Jan 2017
California Appellate Court Analyzes When Attorney-Client Relationship Ends Stopping Tolling Of Statute Of Limitations For Legal Malpractice Claim
A California appellate court issued a unanimous opinion in October providing guidance regarding the tolling provision for continued representation as to legal malpractice claims...
United States
21 Dec 2016
Liberty Surplus Insurance v. Ledesma And Myer Construction
The California Supreme Court granted the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' request for the Supreme Court to decide a question of California law presented in the lawsuit entitled:...
United States
20 Dec 2016
NY: 9-Year Gap Between Design Professional's Invoices Defeats Continuous Representation Doctrine
In 2015, the Sponsor of a condominium building commenced an action for professional malpractice against the architect.
United States
14 Jul 2016
New Jersey Expands The Ability Of Clients And Non-Clients To Recover Fees From Attorneys
New Jersey legal malpractice cases have long been the exception to the general American Rule pursuant to which litigants must bear their own attorneys' fees in the absence of a statutory basis for fee-shifting...
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2 Jun 2016
Maryland: Economic Loss Rule Re-Affirmed
The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland recently reaffirmed the Economic Loss Rule to bar a general contractor's tort claims against an engineer.
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4 May 2016
Professional Liability Newsletter - Winter 2016
We are pleased to bring you the Winter, 2016, Professional Liability Newsletter. In this edition, you will find great information on our many victories and exciting news from Lewis Brisbois.
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5 Apr 2016
NY Court Reaffirms Principle That Owner Of Public Establishment Has No Duty To Protect Patrons
New York's Appellate Division, Second Department recently reaffirmed the principle that an owner of a public establishment has no duty to protect patrons against unforeseeable and unexpected assaults.
United States
5 Apr 2016
The Applicability Of California's Anti-SLAPP Statute To Alleged Legal Malpractice Actions
Although actions brought against attorneys by third parties for "litigation-related activities" are generally subject to California Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16...
United States
4 Dec 2015
The Virtues And Vices Of Arbitrating Legal Malpractice Cases
California courts recognize that arbitration is a favored method of resolving disputes. (Lawrence v. Walzer & Gabrielson (1989) 207 Cal.App.3d 1501, 1505 (Lawrence).)
United States
3 Dec 2015
Case Studies: The Illinois Vendor/Builder Exception To Premises Liability
On July 17, 2012, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick was lawfully present on the premises commonly known as 1965 Dewes Street in Glenview, Illinois.
United States
16 Oct 2015
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