A malpractice suit filed against a group of personal injury lawyers by a woman who had sued her doctor can move forward, a New York judge has ruled.
The suit alleges that the lawyers failed to seek a bankruptcy extension for their client, resulting in her case being thrown out on statute-of-limitations grounds, according to a report in the New York Law Journal.
The lawyers tried to persuade the judge to throw out the suit by arguing that the original case against the physician was baseless.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Emily Goodman wrote that such arguments “fly in the
face of the fact that Defendants represented Plaintiff for almost three years, presumably because they believed that the lawsuit had merit.”