Category Archives: Legal malpractice

Maine Supreme Court holds that competent expert testimony is required to prove causation in legal malpractice actions

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the March 21, 2017 opinion of the Maine Supreme Court which held that expert testimony that is not based on supporting facts in the record was insufficient to prove … Continue reading

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Can a referring lawyer be held liable for the referral lawyer’s malpractice?

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss whether a lawyer could be potentially liable for another lawyer’s legal malpractice (and potential Bar rule violations) by making a referral.  The short answer is yes.  Of course, … Continue reading

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Ohio lawyer suspended indefinitely after conviction for filing false documents with IRS and falsifying e-mail in malpractice action

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Ohio Supreme Court opinion suspending a lawyer indefinitely after her conviction for filing false documents with the Internal Revenue Service and falsifying an e-mail in a malpractice … Continue reading

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Florida Bar Ethics opinion finds that offer and recommendation of waiver of ineffective assistance and prosecutorial misconduct for criminal plea is unethical

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the Proposed Advisory Opinion which was recently issued by the Professional Ethics Committee of The Florida Bar which found that that offering and recommending plea where defendant waives ineffective … Continue reading

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Florida 4th DCA affirms $2 million dollar punitive damages award against Florida law firm in legal malpractice/breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog  which will discuss the recent opinion of Florida 4th District Court of Appeal affirming a $2 million dollar punitive damages award against a Florida law firm.  The case is Young v. Becker … Continue reading

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