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New Jersey Appeals Court Applies Net Opinion Rule to Bar Legal Malpractice Expert’s Report

Posted by March 11, 2015 ,

In an unpublished decision issued on March 11, 2015, the New Jersey Appellate Division applied the "net opinion" rule in barring an expert's report issued in the context of a legal malpractice case arising out of a failed real estate transaction. Giordano v. Bogart, Keane, Ryan & Hamill, L.L.C., Docket No. A-1631-13T1 (App. Div., March 11, 2015 ... Read More.

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Medical Experts Beware: If You Consult With A Law Firm And Then Agree To Be Retained By Their Adversary You May Be Disqualified From The Case

Posted by February 2, 2015 , ,

Assume the following scenario.  An attorney representing a party in a lawsuit challenging the probate of a contested will consults with a medical expert, describing the facts of the case, sharing his mental impressions and discussing trial strategies.  The client decides not to hire the expert.   The same doctor then consults with the attorney ... Read More.

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