Ex-Sanford Atty Escapes Malpractice Claims By Whistleblower

Law360, New York (January 10, 2014, 4:03 PM EST) -- A New York state judge on Monday threw out malpractice claims against a former Sanford Heisler LLP partner, ruling a former Seagate Technology engineer acting as a confidential whistleblower in a nondisclosure agreement suit had not proven that the attorney's negligence had led to his identity becoming public.

In a nine-page decision, Supreme Court Judge Cynthia S. Kern was unswayed by allegations from Paul Galloway that his lawyer Steven L. Wittels did not properly inform him of the risk he was taking when he filed an...
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