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An Overview On Legal Liability In Performing Regulated Professions. Famous Legal Malpractice Claims


  • Dragos CHILEA

    (Prof. univ. dr.,"Petru Maior" University of Tirgu Mures, ROMANIA.)

  • Andreea Georgiana ENACHE

    (Lawyer, The Constanta Bar Association, ROMANIA.)

  • Iulian Marius GRIGORESCU

    (Lawyer, The Constanta Bar Association, ROMANIA.)


This paper presents an overview on the licit liability in performing regulated vocations. Licit malpractice law is mostly governed by state law, and in additament the laws vary from state to state. The attorney is going to be liable for proximately any loss the client sustains is caused from the attorney's lack of adeptness customarily possessed by simply similarly situated members with the licit vocation. It is however, important to note that according to the Judicial Council of California, 75 percent of family court litigants are self-represented because they cannot afford an attorney. Yet many courts cater to attorneys and the parties they are paid to represent, while gainsaying the indigent paramount and efficacious approach to family court accommodations. Further more the paperwork shows evidence of some of the most famous licit malpractice claims. An example would be the case of Sacramento Divorce Lawyer D. Thomas Woodruff and Woodruff, O'Hair, Posner and Salinger Sued by Former Client for Over One Million Dollars in Malpractice Case. Nationally apperceived licit malpractice attorney Edward Freidberg filled in 2014 a first amended complaint in a malpractice lawsuit alleging more than $1 million in damages against prominent Sacramento family law firm Woodruff, O'Hair & Posner, Inc., and firm partner D. Thomas Woodruff. The alleged malpractice occurred in 2001 and the firm is now kenned as Woodruff, O'Hair, Posner & Salinger. Partners Tom Woodruff, Bob O'Hair, Jeff Posner and Paula Salinger have been involved in a number of other controversies, including filling counterfeit court documents, endeavoring to obtain a final dissolution judgment while an appeal in the same case was pending, filling documents not in compliance with state law, and, according to family court watchdogs, collusion with family court judges. The paper withal mentions about arhitectural malpractice, toward an equitable rule for ascertaining when the statute of inhibitions commences to run, as well as licit liability of the financial institutions.

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  • Dragos CHILEA & Andreea Georgiana ENACHE & Iulian Marius GRIGORESCU, 2016. "An Overview On Legal Liability In Performing Regulated Professions. Famous Legal Malpractice Claims," Curentul Juridic, The Juridical Current, Le Courant Juridique, Petru Maior University, Faculty of Economics Law and Administrative Sciences and Pro Iure Foundation, vol. 64, pages 91-100, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:pmu:cjurid:v:64:y:2016:p:91-100

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    legal liability; famous malpractice claims; Thomas Woodruff One Million Dollars Malpractice Case; legal liability of the financial institutions;

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    • K4 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior


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