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Settlement Negotiations in Legal Malpractice Cases: Walking the Fine Line of a Conflict

January 6, 2017 • NYLER ArchiveComments (0)

By John D. Dalton & Matthew R. Yost, Baugh Dalton LLC When a defense is being provided to an insured under the terms of an errors and omissions policy, a number of conflicts can arise in the tripartite relationship among the insured, the insurer and the defense counsel. For defense attorneys, one of the most [&hellip...

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Ball of Confusion: Practicing Law from Your Second Home in Another State

January 6, 2017 • NYLER ArchiveComments (0)

By Ronald C. Minkoff Practicing law has been very, very good to you. Through lots of hard work over 40 years, you have built up a stable of good, steady clients, and have earned enough money to start thinking seriously about retirement. You have always lived...

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Recent N.Y. Ethics Opinions: November/December 2016

January 6, 2017 • NYLER ArchiveComments (0)

By Tyler Maulsby, Associate, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Here are summaries of ethics opinions issued March and December 2016. The opinions were issued by the NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics and the American Bar Association Standing Committee on...

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Keeping the Privilege: A Primer on the “Stock” Decision

October 10, 2016 • NYLER ArchiveComments (0)

By Tyler Maulsby This past July (2016), the First Department became the first appeals court in New York to recognize the “intra-firm privilege,” holding that certain communications between a lawyer and his or her firm’s General Counsel are protected by...

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Why the “Stock” Decision Is Wrong — And Why It Is Right

October 10, 2016 • NYLER ArchiveComments (0)

By Ronald C. Minkoff   Like so many New York lawyers, I was happy when the First Department decided Stock v. Schnader Harrison, Segal & Lewis, LLP, 35 N.Y.S.3d 31 (1st Dept. 2016 (Stock). Indeed, I was probably happier: The First Department’s decision,...

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Recent N.Y. Ethics Opinions: October 2016

October 10, 2016 • NYLER ArchiveComments (0)

By Tyler Maulsby, Associate, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Here are summaries of ethics opinions issued January, February, and August 2016. The opinions were issued by the NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics and the NYC Bar Association Committee on...

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How to Lose Your Legal Fee, Part 2: Legal Fee Forfeiture

July 5, 2016 • NYLER ArchiveComments (0)

By Ronald C. Minkoff   In our February 2016 edition, we published the first of a three-part series of articles on “How to Lose Your Legal Fees.” That article examined excessive fees, focusing on how the interplay between New York Rule of Professional...

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N.Y. Court of Appeals Narrowly Interprets Common Interest Exception to Attorney-Client Privilege

July 5, 2016 • NYLER ArchiveComments (0)

By Ronald C. Minkoff, Nicole Hyland & LiJia Gong   The New York Court of Appeals issued a decision on June 9, 2016 in Ambac Assurance Corp. v. Countrywide Home Loans (Ambac). This opinion has important implications for communications between...

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Recent N.Y. Ethics Opinions: June/July 2016

July 5, 2016 • NYLER ArchiveComments (0)

By Tyler Maulsby, Associate, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Here are summaries of ethics opinions issued in December 2015 and January 2016. The opinions were issued by the NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics. NYLER will continue to provide updates on...

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Careless Keystrokes & Bad Decisions: New York Law on Inadvertent Disclosure (Part 2)

May 1, 2016 • NYLER ArchiveComments (0)

By Robert A. Barrer   inadvertent adjective: in·ad·ver·tent \-tənt\ Merriam-Webster definition: not intended or planned     In Part 1 of this article, which appeared in last month’s issue of New York Legal Ethics Reporter, we discussed the...