The Accountant/Attorney Liability Reporter: April/May 2005

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The Massachusetts Superior Court Protects an Attorney Work Product from Production

Terminating the Employment Relationship . . . Carefully

By Cheryl A. Waterhouse, Esq.

Employer Found to Violate the Whistleblower Provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

A Massachusetts Superior Court Awards G.L.c.93A Liability and Multiple Damages in a Legal Malpractice Case

Contingency Fees: An Examination of Attorney No. 1 v. Attorney No. 2

The New Hampshire Supreme Court Addresses the Elements of a Legal Malpractice Claim
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The Accountant/Attorney Liability Reporter: January 2005

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Guide to Drafting Opinion Letters

Law Firm Ordered to Pay $7.2 Million for Negligence in Suit Involving Opinion Letter

Court Rejects Challenge to Sarbanes-Oxley

Partial Summary Judgment Granted to Law Firm in Suit Involving Opinion Letter
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The Accountant/Attorney Liability Reporter: August 2004

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Donovan Hatem LLP Obtains Summary Judgment for Accounting Firm Based on Statute of Limitations

The New Massachusetts Business Corporation Act

Outcome of a Lawsuit May Be “Highly Relevant” to Whether a Plaintiff had “Actual Knowledge” of Harm for Purposes of Tolling the Legal Malpractice Statute of Limitations Under the “Continuing Representation Doctrine

Scienter was Adequately Plead in a Rule 10b-5 Claim Based on Allegations that Company’s Audit Firm Ignored Risks

Claims Against Accountant in Civil Case Not Barred by Settlement Agreement Involving Same Claims in Bankruptcy Court
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The Accountant/Attorney Liability Reporter: February 2004

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Accountants: Protect and Collect with an Engagement Letter

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Private Companies: Understand the Implications

Lender’s Counsel Granted Summary Judgment on Claim by Borrower

The Massachusetts Appeals Court Confirms that Mere Negligence will not Give Rise to a Claim under M.G.L. Ch. 93a

Court Denies Emotional Distress Damages in Legal Malpractice Action

Reversible Error in Legal Malpractice Action Found in Exclusion of Written Offer of Employment as Proof of Causation and Damages

Rule 4.2 Permits Ex Parte Communications with Unrepresented Former Employees of an Organization
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