Friday, November 03, 2006

How NOT to represent a Seller

Take a look here for a recent legal malpractice suit against an attorney regarding her representation of the Plaintiff in a real estate transaction. The thumb-nail of the case is that the Plaintiff/Seller had 3 lots but only wanted to sell 2 of them. So, the inital contract only contained the two lots. Defendant/Attorney modifies the contract to include all 3 lots, of course no additional compensation is included NOR does Defendant/Attorney tell Plaintiff/Seller that she did this. It's basic math people! I hate to admonish other lawyers because we all have lapses in Judgment. But this sort of thing is a bit above and beyond...no?

Most suprisingly, the malpractice suit actually lost at the trial level but got reversed on appeal.

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