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Subject Matter Jurisdiction and Abstention in Legal Malpractice actions brought by a Bankruptcy Debtor – Part 3

by Butler Snow LLP on

Permissive Abstention: Part 1 of this blog series examined a bankruptcy court’s subject matter jurisdiction over a debtor’s legal malpractice claims. See, Part 1. Part 2 of this blog series focused on mandatory abstention...more

Subject Matter Jurisdiction and Abstention in Legal Malpractice actions brought by a Bankruptcy Debtor – Part 1

by Butler Snow LLP on

Because the number of unsatisfied clients who find themselves in bankruptcy are filing malpractice lawsuits against their pre-bankruptcy counsel is on the rise so, too, is the number of attorneys who find themselves on the...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

- SC18975 - Connecticut Ins. Guaranty Assn. v. Drown - SC18975 Concurrence - Connecticut Ins. Guaranty Assn. v. Drown - SC18975 Dissent - Connecticut Ins. Guaranty Assn. v. Drown This started as a medical...more

Accountant and Attorney Liability Newsbrief - Fall 2014

by LeClairRyan on

In This Issue: - Attorneys’ E-mails to Client’s Independent Contractor May Be Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege - New York Appeals Court Decision Allows Predecessor Counsel to Place Equal Blame on Successor...more

New Jersey’s “Direct Action Statute” Is Not A Bar To Judgment Creditor’s Coverage Action

by Carlton Fields on

A New Jersey appellate court recently addressed that state’s “direct action statute,” concluding that it did not prevent judgment creditors from pursuing a coverage action arising out of an LMX reinsurance spiral. The...more

Limits of Expansive Protection of New York’s In Pari Delicto Defense

by Goodwin on

Whenever a company tumbles into bankruptcy following the discovery of its management’s financial misdeeds, firms that provided the company with accounting, legal, banking and financial advisory services should prepare to...more

Want to hire a cheap lawyer, watch out! (Part 2)

by George Bourguignon on

If you are in decision making process of which attorney or law firm to hire, this post informs you of an important point that will help you make that decision. So before you engage that all important counsel, you should read...more

A Privilege, not a Right - Court of Appeal refuses to extend Privilege to Accountants and non-lawyers

by Michael Axe on

Michael Axe reports on the implications of the English Court of Appeal's decision that confidential communications between clients and their accountants are not protected from disclosure by Legal Professional...more

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