Cannabis store tenant sued attorney for negligence in representing him in an unlawful detainer action brought by landlord. Attorney claimed that client failed to abide by terms of settlement agreement he had negotiated against landlord, and that other claims were outside of the scope of the representation
Action for attorney’s fees incurred in prosecution of a probate matter. Client claimed that the amount of attorney’s fees owed should be reduced by harm caused by attorney’s negligence in failing to secure the services of an appraiser.
Investor brought action for negligence against attorneys regarding the legal advice he received with respect to the tax consequences of an extremely large investment. Business partner alleged that attorneys represented the partnership. Plaintiff claimed that the attorneys breached their fiduciary duty to him and the partnership by assisting his partner in investing in another fund without his participation, causing millions of dollars in losses.
Investor sued attorneys for faulty tax advice, which resulted in huge tax liabilities. He claimed that he incurred losses based on the legal advice; however, the IRS disallowed his claimed losses.
Hon. Steven J. Kleifield (Ret.)
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