March 2020 Archives

Know the statute of limitation for your legal matter

Every legal matter has a specific amount of time that it can be filed in court. This varies according to the type of matter and the state in which it is filed. The statutes of limitation in Florida are fairly generous for most matters, especially when you compare them to other states.

Are you a victim of legal malpractice? Keep good records

It's a shock when you're hoping for an attorney to take care of your case and later find out that nothing was done right. Whether it's missed deadlines or the mishandling of your case, it's important that you get the support you need and are able to have the situation corrected.

Conflict of interest: Extreme care is necessary for attorneys

Attorneys are expected to behave in an ethical manner no matter what's going on with their business. They must ensure that they comply with applicable laws. One thing that they must be especially careful not to do is take a client that results in a conflict of interest.

Jury awards $5.5 million legal malpractice verdict

Legal malpractice can cause people in Florida to suffer substantial losses. A recent verdict in a case in Georgia demonstrates how extensive the losses can be when attorneys engage in malpractice in their representation of clients. Attorneys owe fiduciary duties to their clients and must also be diligent in their representation of them.

Woman sues deceased husband's lawyer for changed will

Florida lawyers owe fiduciary duties to their clients and are expected to represent them ethically and diligently. Unfortunately, some attorneys violate their duties and are negligent in their representation. A lawsuit that was recently filed in Minnesota demonstrates the impact that legal malpractice can have on innocent victims.

Jury agrees that multinational law firm acted negligently

Business-related litigation can become complicated quickly for companies and law firms in Florida if conflicts of interest arise. A dispute between Dentons, a multinational law firm, and its former client, RevoLaze, culminated in a $32.3 million jury verdict against the legal provider. After the verdict, Dentons issued a public statement that declared its intention to appeal the verdict based on the U.S. International Trade Commission's decision to vacate a ruling by an administrative law judge that resulted in the dispute with RevoLaze.

The many ways attorneys can commit malpractice

There are many ways in which Florida attorneys and others across the country could commit legal malpractice. For instance, substantive errors are the cause of 46% of all malpractice claims. Substantive errors typically include failing to know the law or failing to apply it in a meaningful way in a given case. However, they can also include not meeting a deadline or not doing enough during the discovery phase of a proceeding.

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