Category: Professional Responsibility

Town of Amherst v. Weiss

This appeal addresses the tolling of the statute of limitations in a legal malpractice action under the continuous representation doctrine. This appeal also considers whether an attorney who was hired by the Defendant-attorney to assist in the matter leading to

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Grace v. Law

This appeal addresses whether a client’s failure to appeal the underlying action bars the client’s legal malpractice claim, an issue of first impression for the court. In October 2002, the plaintiff, John W. Grace began receiving treatment from Dr. Shoba

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Survey: 2012 Professional Responsibility

Survey of New York Professional Responsibility for 2011–2012. View Full PDF James T. Townsend practices in Rochester at Remington, Gifford & Williams, LLP, advising small businesses and their owners and attorneys on professional responsibility matters; he is a member of

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New York Court of Appeals: People v. Solomon

This case dealt with the question of whether a lawyer can, with the consent of his client, represent both his client, and, in an unrelated matter, one of the prosecution’s witnesses against his original client. The defendant in this case,

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New York Court of Appeals: In the Matter of Galasso

Respondent, Peter J. Galasso, was a partner at the law firm Galasso & Langione, LLP.  Anthony Galasso, the respondent’s brother, worked as the firm’s bookkeeper and office manager.  Over a period of three years, Anthony Galasso misappropriated funds from and

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Survey: 2011 Professional Responsibility

James Townsend provides an overview of Professional Responsibility in the state of New York between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011.  He discusses Advertising, Social Media, Cloud Computing, Electronic Communications, In-House Counsel Rules, Conflicts of Interest, Privilege, Fiduciary Obligations,

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Survey: 2010 Professional Responsibility

James Townsend provides an overview of Professional Responsibility in the state of New York between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010.  He discusses the protection of confidences, advertising and solicitation, judiciary law, disciplinary matters, and disqualification for conflict of

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