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Third Party and Expanded Liability Claims Against Lawyers

Recorded on: Feb. 16, 2017
Running Time: 01:06:09

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Taken from the briefing Third Party and Expanded Liability Claims Against Lawyers recorded February, 2017 in New York.

Despite the normal rule that a lawyer’s duty is to the client and not third parties, approximately 20% of claims against lawyers are brought by non-clients. Third party claimants are more likely to allege intentional misconduct in order to get around the general rule. Clients have also become creative in alleging new types of claims in order to expand potential damages and circumvent some of the limitations and problems of pleading and proof inherent in traditional malpractice claims.

Lecture Topics  [01:06:09]

Listen to James B. Kobak, Jr. and Rita M. Haeusler of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP as they address:

  • When non-clients can sue lawyers and the latest trends in these types of claims, including:
    • Aiding and Abetting
    • Common Law Fraud
    • Fraudulent Concealment
    • Constructive Fraud
    • Negligent Misrepresentation
    • Malicious Prosecution/Abuse of Process
    • Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act
  • The latest trends in claims clients bring against lawyers beyond malpractice
  • Thoughts on what lawyers and firms can do to protect themselves against such claims

Presentation Material

  • When can Non-Clients Sue Lawyers? - What Claims Do Clients Have Beyond Malpractice?
    Rita M. Haeusler, James B. Kobak, Jr.
Rita M Haeusler ~ Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
James B Kobak, Jr. ~ Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
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