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New York’s First And Second Departments Each Reaffirm Proximate Causation As A Defense In Legal Malpractice Claims*

The New York Appellate Divisions, in both the First and Second Departments, recently reaffirmed that a party’s failure to demonstrate that an attorney’s actions proximately caused their alleged damages is fatal to a legal malpractice action. The First Department decision of Marder’s Antique Jewelry, Inc. v. Bolton, 2020 NY Slip... Read more →


Assignment of Legal Malpractice Claim - Case Update 2019: Jose Borges v. Alfred Placeres*

The recent New York Appellate Division, First Department, decision of Jose Borges v. Alfred Placeres, 2019 NY Slip Op 29221 (1st Dept. 2019) sheds light on the often murky topic of when a legal malpractice claim can be assigned. The Borges decision helpfully explains some circumstances when a legal malpractice... Read more →


Hurricane Claims Information for Liberty Mututal Customers

For those in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia - Hurricane Dorian continues to impact several states as it heads up the eastern coast. The Liberty Mutual claims professionals are ready to respond immediately if necessary. Here are some important resources in the event you are affected by... Read more →


To Text or Not to Text: Communicating with Clients in a Cyber World

As lawyers, communicating with our clients is a vital part of our practice. Not only are our communications with clients a critical part of simply being able to handle matters on their behalf but keeping clients informed on active or ongoing matters is also an ethical obligation. Read more →


An Important Tool For Cybersecurity and Your Practice - Incident Response Plans Revisited

As cyber professionals often counsel, it’s “when, not if” a cyber attack will affect you, your firm and your clients. Our duties and obligations as practitioners require that we take steps to protect ourselves and our clients from the risks associated with such attacks, including developing and implementing plans and... Read more →