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The 'Saffer' Rule: Is It Time to Reconsider?

Publisher: New Jersey Law Journal
November 25, 2015
Day Pitney Author(s) Michael K. Furey

Michael Furey and Becky Gutierrez authored an article, “The 'Saffer' Rule: Is It Time to Reconsider?,” for New Jersey Law Journal. The article explores whether the Saffer rule – in which attorneys’ fees should be are awarded to plaintiffs in legal malpractice cases -- should be revisited in the state of New Jersey. The authors believe it is time for New Jersey to return to the mainstream by permitting a disgorgement of fees in the underlying representation, but not the recovery of the fees in pursuing the malpractice action.

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