October 31, 2017
Contact: Barbara Straczynski
Director of New Media
NEW BRUNSWICK - The New Jersey State Bar Association filed an amicus brief in Bianchi v. Ladjen, et. al., a case that questions procedures used in house closings, the role of title companies, and the use of experts and net opinions.
In this case, it is alleged that an attorney negligently breached his duty to his client, the plaintiff-purchaser, by failing to provide advice about purchasing homeowners insurance.
The NJSBA urged the Court to affirm the trial court's determination as a matter of law that a legal malpractice claim cannot be premised on a non-existent duty supported by an expert's opinion that is based solely on the subjective personal experience of the proffered expert, rather than recognized authority and objective criteria.
Read the brief here.