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Tag Archives: malpractice damages

Recoverable Damages in Legal Malpractice: Economic Losses

By Robert Ross |

Plaintiffs seeking to bring a malpractice action against former counsel should know what kind of damages they will need to prove (and possibly be permitted to recover). Knowing what kinds of damages are available helps plaintiffs decide when and if to being suit. COMPENSATORY DAMAGES IN LEGAL MALPRACTICE Generally, the law allows recovery of “compensatory… Read More »

Damages in Legal Malpractice: How Much Must a Client Suffer to Prevail?

By Robert Ross |

Damages are a mandatory element of a legal malpractice claim. This means that unless the plaintiff suffers actual damages, (s)he cannot prevail and obtain a judgment against an attorney for malpractice. In fact, if it’s clear no damage resulted from the attorney’s professional negligence, the court will dismiss a malpractice lawsuit before trial. HOW… Read More »

Damages in Legal Malpractice: What Can an Injured Client Recover?

By Robert Ross |

Damages are a mandatory element of a successful legal malpractice claim. Stated another way: if the client doesn’t suffer measurable damages (of a type recognized by law) he or she cannot successfully sue the attorney for malpractice. Although this seems strange to many people, the law says that if the lawyer’s breach of a… Read More »

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