Missing Expert Report Leads to $850K Malpractice Verdict

, New Jersey Law Journal


A Passaic County jury has awarded $850,000 to the plaintiff in a legal malpractice case in which the defendant attorney's failure to obtain expert reports spelled defeat for his client.

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  • 2L-SetonHall

    I don‘t care what others say about Aref Abuhadba. I am a 2L law student and come from a family of great firms throughout NY NJ and Cali and W.VA.,and i do know this much. If a lawyer somehow lie to the client they are representing, all the big lawyer talk as my uncles, all lawyers cite, and somehow intentionally done and or recklessly ignore such procurement of an expert report? You‘re going to be sued and force to pay up,affirm on appeal. How in the world as in this 2017 win can someone not attach an expert report is beyond me . . . I know of one case about to go to the jury if not settled. A firm i will not name,in Newark did not attach an expert psychologist report to support a child, after being kept from his parents,grandparents and twin sisters,for 4 years or so,clearly would suffer psychological damages for rest of his entire life.He is now 21. But his lawyer never attached exhibits and expert report to firmly establish the boy was also molested,bullied,beat up, and he was force to also lie on his parents/grandparents by his father‘s new wife to remain out of his loving mother‘s home and the maternal GP,residence.The expert report flagrantly should have been attached,and was not.The family already won the right to see their legal mal in NJ move forward @ Summary Judgement.If lawyer do not appeal,then trial date will be set,and or settled.Lawyer who handle this case deserve to be sued as others who think you can do this to innocent people and those who rely on your expertise. IMO should be disbarred too.

  • Sandra Kelley

    For more on Aref Abuhadba see nj.com/passaic-county/index.ssf/2013/10/passaic_co_man_sentenced_for_role_in_china-to-us_smuggling_scheme.html or simply google "Aref Abuhadba"

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