Ms. Deluhery persuaded the court to overturn summary judgment for a law firm and grant summary judgment to her client which had sued for legal malpractice.
The SJC for the first time ruled that a judicial error of law does not bar recovery in a legal malpractice case where a defendant law firm was negligent for failing to prevent or mitigate the legal error.
"The SJC has made new law in holding that, yes, in fact, attorneys can be liable [for their negligence] even when there's contributing judicial error," Ms. Deluhery told the publication.
Ms. Deluhery, a partner at the firm, concentrates her practice on commercial litigation, including legal malpractice matters related to underlying business disputes.
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