NJ Firm Can't Dodge Malpractice Claim Against Deceased Atty

Law360, New York (October 24, 2013, 8:24 PM EDT) -- New Jersey firm Andalaft & Associates LLC couldn’t shake a legal malpractice suit after a federal judge on Tuesday denied summary judgment, preserving a former client’s claim that a now-deceased attorney’s negligence ruined its case against an environmental consultant accused of derailing a real estate deal.

U.S. District Court Judge Faith S. Hochberg denied Andalaft’s motion for summary judgment Tuesday, allowing MCA Enterprises Inc. to proceed with its suit alleging legal malpractice in the firm’s handling of a suit against First Environment Inc. for allegedly botching...
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