Wolff & Samson, Nixon Peabody Clients Can Sue for Malpractice Despite Settlement

July 22, 2008
New Jersey Law Journal

R. James Kravitz was quoted in “Wolff & Samson, Nixon Peabody Clients Can Sue for Malpractice Despite Settlement,” which appeared in the July 22, 2008, edition of the New Jersey Law Journal.

The article discusses a decision by the Appellate Division that allowed the plaintiffs in Schulman v. Wolff & Samson (download pdf file - http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nj/Schulman-a4674-06.pdf ), A-4674-06, to proceed with shareholder derivative claims against the law firms of Wolff & Samson and Nixon Peabody for malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty.

Kravitz, who represents plaintiffs Allan and Darren Schulman, “calls Schulman the most significant case interpreting” Puder v. Buechel, 183 N.J. 425 (2005). “It limits Puder to a very narrow set of facts…restricting it to malpractice claims and making clear that it ‘simply isn't going to be applicable when the attorney is functioning as a joint tortfeasor.’”

Read the full article at http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1202423165321.