NJ High Court Clarifies Atty-Client Interference Standard

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT) -- An attorney who attracts another lawyer's client through misrepresentations or other wrongful means can be sued for tortious interference, but those cases will be so rare and apparent that any such action has to spell out the allegedly improper conduct, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Monday.

The court shot down attorney Frank J. Nostrame's lawsuit against Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC and his former client Natividad Santiago because it failed to meet that standard. Santiago, who suffered an eye injury while undergoing cataract surgery,...
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