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D’Alessandro v Carro, 123 A.D.3d 1, 992 N.Y.S.2d 520 [1st Dept., 2014]

The First Department here left undisturbed a ruling which was clearly against the settled law of the Department, on an issue which the Court of Appeals subsequently settled statewide by agreeing with the First Department. Two procedural issues are presented: the effect on subsequent appeals of the dismissal of an appeal for failure to prosecute; and the meaning of “a change in the law” as it applies to motions to reargue or renew. The substantive question was whether nonpecuniary damages are available in a legal malpractice case, where the malpractice led to unnecessary years in prison. Read More