August 12, 2010
National Law Journal Reports on Global NAPS Inc. v. Awiszus
Law.com Corporate Counsel Daily Alert provided a link to a troubling article. Martha Awiszus of Winokur Serkey and David Kerman of Jackson Lewis represented Global NAPS' in what appeared to be a fairly typical employment discrimination case. As reported by Sheri Qualters of the The National Law Journal, "on Aug. 9 in Global NAPS Inc. v. Awiszus, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Global NAPS could recover damages from its former attorneys and their firms for missing the deadline for appealing a jury verdict in the case lawyers on the case."
We are constantly reminded that failure to respond to clients and missing deadlines are the two most common reasons lawyers have bar complaints filed against them or are exposed to liability. This case is a cautionary tale for all lawyers. The link to the full article is here.