Andrew Lavoott Bluestone, a solo practitioner in New York City, writes that one of the many wrinkles in legal malpractice, which in some ways is a body of law unto itself, is the defense of collectibility. Simply put, it is the defense that even if successful, plaintiff might not have been able to collect a hypothetical judgment from the defendant. In no other field of law is plaintiff required to prove that collection can be had at the end of litigation.
The Defense of 'Collectibility' in Legal Malpractice
New York Law Journal
April 20, 2007
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