Anyone in New Jersey who has dreamt about winning the lottery has probably mentioned to a family member, friend or co-worker: "If I win, I'll share it with you."
It is difficult to stay in business in New Jersey, or anywhere else in the country, without ever entering into a dispute. This might be a problem with a competitor, supplier, customer or any other person or entity the business comes into contact with. Often, it is best to resolve these disputes in mediation or arbitration environments, in order to save money and minimize publicity. However, sometimes litigation is necessary.
In New Jersey, when a lawyer is incompetent or fails to uphold the standards of the legal profession, a client can hold him or her accountable by filing a legal malpractice claim. A new study has found that most legal malpractice claims in recent years have stemmed from real estate issues.