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William Thomas McCaffery

William McCaffery’s Legal Cases

15 total


  • Jampolskaya v. Gomelsky

    Practice Area:
    Ethics & Professional Responsibility
    Date:
    Jan 23, 2007
    Outcome:
    Summary judgment to plaintiff reversed on appeal.
    Description:
    (not available)
  • Murphy v. Sheldon

    Practice Area:
    Ethics & Professional Responsibility
    Date:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Outcome:
    Summary judgment awarded to defendant.
    Description:
    (not available)
  • Buxton v. Ruden

    Practice Area:
    Ethics & Professional Responsibility
    Date:
    Nov 15, 2004
    Outcome:
    Reversal on appeal in favor of defendant.
    Description:
    Appellate Division clarified law in New York and held that a defendant in a legal malpractice action is entitled to both Interrogatories and a deposition of the plaintiff.
  • Perks v. Lauto & Garabedian

    Practice Area:
    Ethics & Professional Responsibility
    Date:
    Jun 02, 2003
    Outcome:
    Partial dismissal in favor of defendant.
    Description:
    Cause of action against defendant dismissed on the grounds that no act or omission on the part of the defendant was the proximate cause of plaintiff's claimed damages as successor counsel had opportunity to protect plaintiff's interests.
  • Islam v. Katz

    Practice Area:
    Ethics & Professional Responsibility
    Date:
    Jul 29, 2002
    Outcome:
    Action dismissed on appeal.
    Description:
    (not available)
  • Diamond v. Sokol

    Practice Area:
    Ethics & Professional Responsibility
    Date:
    Oct 29, 2007
    Outcome:
    Directed verdict in favor of defendant.
    Description:
    On motion in limine, court held that plaintiff could not offer evidence to support her damges claim at legal malpractice trial that would not have been available to her at the time of the underlying dental malpractice trial. At trial, directed verdict awarded in favor of Leffler defendant at conclusion of plaintiff's case.
  • Gassab v. R.T.R.L.L.C.

    Practice Area:
    Ethics & Professional Responsibility
    Date:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Plaintiff's effort to restore underlying action denied, resulting in discontinuance of legal malpractice action.
  • Von Duerring v. Hession & Beckoff

    Practice Area:
    Ethics & Professional Responsibility
    Date:
    Mar 09, 2010
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Dismissal of legal malpractice action on appeal based upon plaintiffs' inability to demonstrate that defendants' representation was the proximate cause of plaintiffs' alleged damages.
  • Ehrlich v. Froehlich

    Practice Area:
    Ethics & Professional Responsibility
    Date:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Dismissal of legal malpractice action upheld on appeal where it was demonstrated that plaintiffs could not establish necessary elements of action.
  • Maksimiak v. Schwartzapfel Novick Truhowsky Marcus, P.C., 919 N.Y.S.2d 330 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. March 29, 2011)

    Practice Area:
    Ethics & Professional Responsibility
    Date:
    Mar 29, 2011
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Legal malpractice action dismissed based upon proximate cause defense.