NJ Law Firm Not Liable For 'Negligent Referral,' Panel Says

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (June 26, 2018, 9:50 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey firm Perskie Wallach Fendt & Holtz PC defeated a malpractice lawsuit over what a former personal injury client called its "negligent referral" of the client to another lawyer when a state appeals panel ruled Tuesday that the firm isn't responsible for any purported errors the new lawyer may have made.

A two-judge panel affirmed a lower court's dismissal of Trevor Sheppard's case, reasoning that there is no such law holding a firm liable for a "negligent referral." Sheppard lodged his malpractice suit against Perskie Wallach and his subsequent attorney, Frank J. Lentz, after he was unable to recover any...

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