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Emotional Distress Damages in Legal Malpractice

By Robert Ross |

As a general rule, plaintiffs cannot recover damages for emotional distress in a legal malpractice action. THE GENERAL RULE: EMOTIONAL DISTRESS UNAVAILABLE WHEN THE PLAINTIFF SUFFERS ONLY PROPERTY DAMAGE OR ECONOMIC LOSS Where the attorney’s “ordinary negligence” causes only economic or property-related damages, the plaintiff cannot recover damages for emotional distress. The stress of… Read More »

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