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Professional Liability

Appelbaum v. Defendant Lawyer and Law Firm

11/15/2006
Client:

Defendant Lawyer and Law Firm

Outcome:

Summary Judgment Granted in Favor of Defendant

Synopsis:

The plaintiff had claimed in excess of $30 million dollars in damages based on the alleged malpractice of the defendant attorneys. The claim arose from the defendants’ representation of a closely held family business and the individual defendant family members.

Plaintiff alleged a conflict of interest which led to the plaintiff’s failure to obtain an appropriate severance agreement and shareholder rights upon his termination from the company. The plaintiff had been a 25% shareholder and employee of the closely held family business.

The plaintiff claimed that the value of the purported severance agreement and stock were worth in excess of $30 million dollars over the life of the plaintiff.

The case resulted in a summary judgement in favor of the defense.