NJ Appeals Court Revives Merlino & Gonzalez Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (August 02, 2013, 6:48 PM ET) -- A New Jersey appeals court ruled Thursday that Merlino & Gonzalez must continue to face a legal malpractice action contending it botched a mortgage discharge involving a convicted Ponzi schemer, upending a trial court ruling that the claims belonged in a related case.

A trial court had dismissed plaintiff's Joseph DiFalco's suit against Merlino & Gonzalez on the grounds that the claims should have been added to an earlier lawsuit DiFalco filed against convicted Ponzi schemer Antoinette Hodgson and her family, who were involved in the...
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