Dispositive Motions by Legal Malpractice Defendants

, New York Law Journal

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Steven P. Caley, a partner and firm counsel at Kelley Drye & Warren, summarizes some of the more common grounds for dispositive motions by defendants in legal malpractice cases in New York, and notes that while various other potential grounds exist, and each ground discussed here could itself be the subject of a lengthy piece, all attorneys should be aware of some basic points.

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    One big issue that is omitted in this article is the bearing of collectibility of a judgement that could have come from the underlying case ! Some guidance in this area would be greatly appreciated. Ali v Fink gives some analysis but not much is written on this.

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