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Vicarious Liability for Judiciary Law §487 Violations

, New York Law Journal


Anita Bernstein and Lauren Boulbol of Brooklyn Law School writes: Violating New York Judiciary Law §487 can be memorably costly for an errant attorney, but successful plaintiffs may have to worry about collecting on §487 judgments they receive. Lawyers' assets are not always in ready reach of prevailing parties. How can plaintiffs collect their judgments when defendants' assets and malpractice insurance are both limited?

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