NJ Atty Sued After Appeal Nixing $102M Child Abuse Verdict

Law360, Clifton, N.J. (December 4, 2017, 9:12 PM EST) -- A New Jersey lawyer has been slammed with a state court lawsuit alleging that he mishandled litigation in which a state appeals court tossed a $102 million verdict issued against the state's child protection agency over severe injuries suffered by a boy at the hands of his father.

The boy's grandmother, Noemi Escobar, asserted that her former attorney, David A. Mazie of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC, was "negligent and careless" in handling her lawsuit against the state Department of Children and Families and related defendants, saying he rejected a series of substantial offers made by the state to settle...

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