California Law Firm Subject to Personal Jurisdiction in New York, but Entitled to Binding Arbitration of Legal Malpractice Claim


A Los Angeles law firm spent two years prosecuting an action in California on behalf of its client, a New York venture capital firm. The client then fired the firm and brought a claim for legal malpractice against it in New York for having allegedly failed to include a claim for breach of fiduciary duty in the California action. The law firm moved to dismiss the complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction.

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