February 14, 2019

"Courts split on Punitive Damages Recovery in Legal Malpractice Cases"

ABA Litigation News has this article about whether plaintiffs in legal malpractice actions can seek lost punitive damages, i.e., the punitive damages they claim they would have been awarded if not for the lawyer's malpractice.  The California Supreme Court answered "no" to that question in Ferguson v. Lieff Cabraser, but the article notes that courts in other jurisdictions have disagreed.