Friday, January 29, 2010

Connecticut Legal Malpractice Actions Carry A Three Year Statute Of Limitations

Most Connecticut legal malpractice occurs through administrative errors (i.e., failure to calendar, clerical errors, procrastination); Substantive errors (i.e., failure to know the law, conflict of interest); client relations (i.e., not following client instructions, improper withdrawal); or intentional wrongs doing such as libel, civil rights, fraud, theft, malicious prosecution.

In Connecticut, the general rule is that legal malpractice cases must be brought within three years from the time of the act of malpractice. BUT there are many ways to extend that time. So call us and we can help you understand if you have a claim. If we decide to take on your matter we can help you understand when it has to be filed by. If you don't file it within the time allowed you may loose any and all of your rights - so don't delay. If your attorney has screwed up your case and cost you money - we can help.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Connecticut Legal Malpractice: The "Case Within A Case"

In many Connecticut legal malpractice actions, the term “case within a case” arises. It typically comes up in legal malpractice cases involving a prior law suit. Basically, a "case within a case" refers to situations where a plaintiff-client claims, that due to their lawyer’s malpractice, they have completely lost their right to recover monetary damages or have recovered much less than they were entitled to because of their lawyer's screw up.

Normally, for a plaintiff-client to show that they suffered damages as a result of their lawyer’s error, they most prove that, but for the laywer's mistake, they would have won the case or at least recovered greater damages. This is the type of thing that we can help clients with.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Connecticut Legal Malpractice: Copyright and Trademark Errors

Copyright and trademark infringement cases present an interesting area of law that may lead to Connecticut legal malpractice. When advising clients about licensing, copyright and trademark issues, lawyers have a duty to offer competent and diligent advice. A failure to adequately research and render competent advice on copyright and trademark issues could lead to huge losses by a client who subsequently is sued for copyright or trademark infringement.

When lawyers screw up like this client’s are harmed – but we can help.