Commercial Division Blog

Posted: July 12, 2019 / Categories Commercial, Professional Malpractice

Legal Malpractice Claim Fails Without Allegations of Damages

On July 2, 2019, the First Department issued a decision in Miami Capital, LLC v. Hurwitz, 2019 NY Slip Op. 05332, dismissing a legal malpractice claim for lack of allegations of damages, explaining:

Since damages in a legal malpractice case are designed to make the injured client whole, having failed to plead actual damages, plaintiff's complaint fails to state a claim.

(Internal citations omitted).

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