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It is well-settled that in order to adequately plead legal malpractice the complaint must allege negligence, but-for-causation and ascertainable damages1. These allegations must be supported with factual assertions. Bare legal conclusions devoid of factual specificity will not suffice. Yet under CPLR § 3211, the pleading standard is broad and lenient.... Read more →

If there is one thing keeping law firm general counsel awake at night, it is the myriad of outside counsel guidelines (OCGs) that may be floating around the firm. OCGs are documents sent by the client (generally, large corporate clients and insurers) to the lawyer setting forth various terms of... Read more →

To say that much has been written about data breaches over the past several years would be to state the obvious. Every industry, sector, business size, and geographical location has in some way been impacted by data breaches and the increasing need for better and more effective cybersecurity and data... Read more →

One of the most effective and often-litigated defenses to professional malpractice cases is the expiration of the statute of limitations. Under New York law, a legal malpractice claim accrues – and the three year statute of limitations begins to run - on the date the alleged malpractice was committed. See... Read more →

Here’s four ways to protect yourself from a long-term disability.

Here’s four ways to protect yourself from a long-term disability. Know your options. Compare the benefits. Consider the advantages. While most people like to think the odds of becoming disabled are pretty slim, the U.S. Social Security Administration has found that a 20-year-old worker has a one-in-four chance of becoming... Read more →