United States District Court for the Southern District of New York Grants Motion for Summary Judgment Dismissing Legal Malpractice and Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims

Partner Evan Richman obtained a summary judgment dismissal of Plaintiffs’ Complaint asserting legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims against defendant law firm in connection with a number of trusts of which plaintiffs were the beneficiaries.  On behalf of defendant law firm, Mr. Richman argued that the Plaintiffs’ claims were barred by the statutes of limitation applicable to legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty.

Although Plaintiffs contended that the doctrine of continuous representation applied to this case and tolled the applicable limitations period, the District Court agreed with our argument that the limited nature of the relationship between Plaintiffs and Defendants after 2009 precluded a finding that the statutes of limitation were tolled.

A copy of the decision can be found here: