Andrew Lavoott Bluestone, a sole practitioner, writes that recently, one Appellate Division case and two Supreme Court cases have challenged the "effectively compelled" principle - that legal malpractice claims are viable even after a settlement in the underlying action if that settlement was effectively compelled by counsel's mistakes - and in effect, turned it on its head.
Settlements and Subsequent Legal Malpractice
New York Law Journal
January 27, 2010
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