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Professional Negligence

28 April 2015
Kevin G Flynn Legal malpractice claims by third parties: is privity dead?

USA - Mendes & Mount LLP

Generally, an attorney is not liable to third parties for negligence in the performance of his or her professional duties. However, this rule is not all encompassing. Over the past few decades, the concept of privity – a defining characteristic of the attorney-client relationship – has been slowly eroded by courts around the country. Accordingly, it has become difficult for attorneys to know who their clients are and to whom they owe a duty of care.

Authors: Kevin G Flynn, Pamela M Albanese
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