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Sullivan v. Loden

In this malpractice case against an estate attorney, the attorney was denied a summary judgment. The primary issue related to the attorney’s valuation of stock of a family business that was gifted to two of the four children of the decedent. While an “equalization payment” was made to each of the two remaining children, one of these two sued the attorney for both breach of fiduciary duty and for undervaluing the stock gifted, resulting in an underpaid equalization payment.

Estate Attorney Is Denied a Summary Judgment for Alleged Incorrect Valuation of Gifts of Stock—Malpractice Case Proceeds

In this malpractice case against an estate attorney, the attorney was denied a summary judgment. The primary issue related to the attorney’s valuation of stock of a family business that was gifted to two of the four children of the decedent. While an “equalization payment” was made to each of the two remaining children, one of these two sued the attorney for both breach of fiduciary duty and for undervaluing the stock gifted, resulting in an underpaid equalization payment.

Physician Compensation and COVID-19: Then and Now and Now What?

PYA’s Kathryn Taylor, CPA/ABV, ASA, MBA (consulting senior manager), and Justin Conant (consulting senior staff) will be presenting Physician Compensation and COVID-19: Then and Now and Now What. In this 100-minute session, Kathryn and Justin will review what physician compensation was like before COVID-19 and how it changed during the pandemic. Next, we will look into the future and explain where physician compensation and physician arrangements are headed. Kathryn and Justin will go through topics ...

Trial court leans on peer review service for Daubert determination

When, in a Mississippi accounting malpractice case, the trial court used an outside "technical advisor" to determine the admissibility of the parties’ proposed expert testimony, the Daubert hearing assumed a whole other dimension. It was no longer simply a battle between the opposing experts, but an occasion for outside experts to judge the work of the parties’ experts.

Kairos Scientific Inc. v. Fish & Richardson, P.C.

The California Court of Appeal, 1st District, reversed a $30 million damages award in this attorney malpractice action.

Combining valuation methods is not erroneous

In determining whether a legal malpractice claim involving a marital dissolution action would have succeeded on appeal, the district court had ruled that the trial court’s valuation of husband’s business was not erroneous, and husband appealed.

Richards v. Knuchel

In determining whether a legal malpractice claim involving a marital dissolution action would have succeeded on appeal, the district court had ruled that the trial court's valuation of husband's business was not erroneous, and husband appealed.

Hatfield v. VanEpps

Law firm uses appraiser to value surgical practice but was already involved in another divorce case with the firm, a case involving another member of the practice.

Strong v. Vestevich

Appellant agreed on record and under oath to voluntarily waive the opportunity for discovery and accept husband's valuation of his GM dealership at trial.

Thomas F. Brady, et al. v. Daniel B Miller, M.D., et al.

The Ohio Court of Appeals, 2nd District, reversed a trial court’s decision to grant a remittitur with regard to the lost wages award in this medical malpractice case because the remittitur was granted without the plaintiff's consent.

AVOIDING MALPRACTICE TRAPS IN NONCASH CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS

n AVOIDING MALPRACTICE TRAPS IN NONCASH CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS , Lipman, Francine J., and Williamson, James E. The Practical Tax Lawyer , Winter 2000 This article examines the hazards o ...

Wood v. McGrath, North, Mullin & Kratz

At issue is legal malpractice by the appellee for by failing to inform the appellant that the law relating to two issues relevant to a divorce settlement was unsettled and that the settlemen resolved those issue against her.

Williams v. Ely

At issue is legal malpractice by the defendants.

Hudson v. Windholz

At issue is legal malpractice by the defendant.

Davis v. Damrell

At issue is legal practice. The appellant contends that the issue of negligence concerning the implications of an unsettled proposition of law presented triable questions of fact.

Woodruff v. Tomlin

At issue is legal malpractice from from the manner in which the defendants handled litigation on behalf of the plaintiffs.

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