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Legal malpractice case reinstated by appellate court

| Mar 2, 2019 | Legal Malpractice Law |

People or companies in Florida who pursue legal action against another entity after being wronged by that party should be able to trust that the justice system will return a fair decision. However, in order for this to happen, many things need to fall into place. One of these things is that a party’s attorney must properly put forth a case and leverage the appropriate facts to direct the final outcome of the matter. When this fails to happen, some may want to review the potential that legal malpractice has occurred.

A case in New Jersey highlights what may happen if an attorney fails to bring important facts to light during a legal matter. Bloomberg Law Big Law Business reports that a plaintiff’s lawyers failed to do this and, as a result, the original legal case was settled in favor of the defendant.

The plaintiff in the original matter filed a legal malpractice lawsuit against their former counsel. This suit did not return an appropriate finding in their eyes so they took the matter to the New Jersey Supreme Court, Appellate Division. This court actually did find that the original counsel failed to act appropriately and reinstated the original legal malpractice claim against the plaintiff’s first lawyers.

It is not yet known when the next ruling in the case will be but this does highlight the importance of persistence in these matters on the part of wronged parties. Anyone in Florida who believes their lawyer has not acted in their best interests may want to learn more about how to get help.