Jaspan Schlesinger Malpractice Suit Survives Firm's Appeal

Law360, New York (May 30, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT) -- A New York appeals court on Thursday allowed a malpractice claim to proceed against law firm Jaspan Schlesinger LLP, saying there was a triable issue as to whether the firm could have prevented a former Whitney Group LLC executive from running the headhunting company into the ground by misappropriating $7 million.

The appeals court affirmed a trial court's dismissal of a summary judgment motion by Jaspan Schlesinger — but the decision also allows the firm to argue that the company was at fault. The mixed ruling comes...
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