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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...

Having a Baby No Excuse for Missing Court – Legal Malpractice Post

Having a Baby No Excuse for Missing Court – Legal Malpractice Post

A Texas lawyer who missed a court hearing because he was on paternity leave doesn’t get a second chance according to the Texas Court of Appeals.
Haroon Hashmi is a lawyer in Dallas. Looking at his resume and accomplishments, he is a good lawyer. But any good lawyer will tell you that...