The Court of Appeals addressed professional malpractice and duplicity.  Here we are discussing duplicitive causes of action, not deceit in the meaning of Judiciary Law § 487. “The two questions on this appeal are whether plaintiff City of New York is an intended third-party beneficiary of the architectural services contract between plaintiff Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) and defendant Perkins Eastman Architects, P.C. View Full Post
Sexual misconduct in the educational and more especially the school sport arena has become omnipresent.  In Mulligan v Long Is. Fury Volleyball Club  2018 NY Slip Op 28132 Decided on May 1, 2018  Supreme Court, Suffolk County  Santorelli, J. we see the effects of decisions by sport officials in handling reports of sexual misconduct between the students and the coaches. View Full Post
Post-nuptual agreements are highly scrutinized and subject to strict rules.  In Barrett v Goldstein  2018 NY Slip Op 03325  Decided on May 8, 2018  Appellate Division, First Department we see a situation in which a post-nuptial agreement that is poor for plaintiff is left in place, and none of the reviewing attorneys can be held responsible. View Full Post
Justice Scarpula wades into a hotly contested multi-state, multi-party case to discuss, inter alia, Judiciary Law § 487.  In SPV-LS LLC v Citron  2018 NY Slip Op 30681(U)  April 16, 2018 Supreme Court, New York County  Docket Number: 152783/2017 she deftly describes the reach of Judiciary Law § 487 in the first department: “An attorney may be civilly liable for treble damages to an injured party for a violation of Judiciary Law §487 if the attorney is found to be “guilty of any deceit or collusion, or consents to any deceit or collusion, with intent to deceive the court or any party.” Judiciary Law §487(1). View Full Post