Perri and Leis Obtain Dismissal With Prejudice for Attorney Client

May 30, 2024 / News

CM shareholders Carl Perri and Matthew Leis recently obtained a dismissal with prejudice for an attorney defendant in New Jersey state court. New Jersey is different than many other neighboring jurisdictions in that it requires an Affidavit of Merit early in a litigation as a gatekeeper against meritless claims. The Affidavit of Merit Statute sets forth the requirements for the Affidavit and delineates which professionals are subject to this law. Attorneys enjoy protection under this Statute.

A plaintiff’s failure to timely abide by the Statute can cause their claim to be dismissed, however, the timing of a motion on these grounds must be strategic. We recently obtained a full, prejudicial dismissal of legal malpractice claims against our Client by arguing plaintiff’s failure to timely file an Affidavit of Merit was fatal and uncurable. Detailed knowledge of and experience with handling professional claims of this type is critical for a proper defense for our Clients.

Please do not hesitate to contact us directly if you have any questions on this issue or if we can assist you with any professional claims.

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