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Tag Archives: L.A. County malpractice lawyers

When Are Lawyers Responsible for Other Lawyers’ Malpractice?

By Robert Ross |

As a general rule, lawyers are responsible for their own professional negligence (malpractice) but not for the acts of others. From a policy standpoint, this makes sense: a lawyer should be liable only for his or her own conduct, or for the conduct of those (s)he supervises. However, there are some circumstances in which… Read More »

Causation in Legal Malpractice: the “Substantial Factor” Test

By Robert Ross |

Generally speaking, the test for causation in legal malpractice requires the plaintiff to prove that the plaintiff’s damages would not have occurred “but for” the attorney’s breach of a recognized legal duty. This is commonly known as the “but for” test. However, real world situations don’t operate in a vacuum, and sometimes a plaintiff’s… Read More »

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