Legal Malpractice Blog


Email Glitch Doesn’t Save Lawyer from Missed Deadline

Email Glitch Doesn’t Save Lawyer from Missed Deadline

Do you want to know what keeps lawyers awake at night? It’s worrying about missed deadlines. Most lawyers have docketing software and procedures to ensure that all court deadlines are properly noted. But what happens if a software glitch prevents the lawyer from even knowing about the...

Client Loses When Lawyer Repeatedly Misses Deadlines

Client Loses When Lawyer Repeatedly Misses Deadlines

Suing a Lawyer for Missed Deadlines (Legal Malpractice) Practicing law is a stressful occupation. Everyday there are new deadlines, miss one and your client may suffer. We aren’t suggesting that clients don’t have even more stress. That is why lawyers generally are paid well. We are...


Surety Company Sues Accountants After Contractor Defaults

Surety Company Sues Accountants After Contractor Defaults

A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled that a surety company had the right to rely on audited financials prepared by an accounting firm on behalf of a construction company. This case is yet another example on how third parties often have the right to sue for accounting malpractice even when they were...

Accounting Malpractice -  Unfiled Tax Returns

Accounting Malpractice - Unfiled Tax Returns

Pretty much everyone knows that if you fail to file tax returns the IRS will come looking for you. It might take a year or more but Uncle Sam will find you and the penalties will be stiff. If you intentionally failed to file, the penalties can include prison. A case being played out in the...

Erika Jayne’s Husband Sued for Stealing Client Funds

We aren’t big fans of celebrity reality shows. That includes Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The show is hugely popular, however, and we think that is because it is human nature to see how the successful live. We also think there is also a fair amount of envy going on. We all want to be...

Can I Sue a Lawyer for Punitive Damages? (Legal Malpractice Post)

Can I Sue a Lawyer for Punitive Damages? (Legal Malpractice Post)

Suing lawyers isn’t easy. While we won’t say the system is rigged, in some jurisdictions claims against lawyers have to be brought in as little as one year. And finding a local lawyer willing to sue another lawyer is nearly impossible unless you are in a big city.
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Coronavirus Not an Excuse for Lawyer Missing Deadline

Coronavirus Not an Excuse for Lawyer Missing Deadline

Do you remember grade school and missing a homework assignment? Back then we had some pretty creative excuses. They usually didn’t work. Fast forward to 2020 and a Long Beach law firm that tried to tell a federal judge that they should be excused for missing a court deadline because of...