California law firm Morrison & Foerster might have temporarily thought that it had escaped liability in a legal malpractice case filed against it in 2015 by an investment bank client. Firm principals were undoubtedly buoyed by a 2016 ruling issued by a New York trial court that dismissed the bank's lawsuit against it.
California residents who firmly believe that the legal assistance they have sought from a state attorney has been troublingly deficient might reasonably want to note a couple things.
Perhaps you've left several voice messages over a couple days asking your attorney to call you back on a matter you think is important to your case.
You're making "a big issue out of nothing."
Famed actor Johnny Depp has never been timid about acting resolutely to promote his best interests in the entertainment industry.
A firm prerequisite to the purchase of a manufacturing company for a pair of would-be equity investors was the absolute assurance that they would not be held personally liable for any issues relevant to the company's pension plan if their business venture tanked.
Both sides in a heated legal battle have asked a federal judge to rule in their favor and to dismiss the other party's claim. Unless the court opts to do so, their multi-million-dollar dispute will be headed to trial next month.
Yes. No. Maybe.
As a California resident and consumer who might reasonably have legal issues and challenges to contend with occasionally, can you imagine a playing field for lawyers in the state that doesn't sufficiently control them when they act in unlawful ways?
It's not like the California State Bar is routinely quick to act upon complaints by taking drastic action against attorneys with problematic professional histories.