Legal Question in Real Estate Law in California

Lets say that due to attorney malpractice someone loses $1,000,000 in real property and that person can prove that the attorney did in fact make a mistake, is that attorney responsible and have to pay restitution in the amount of $1,000,000?

Asked on 8/16/12, 7:19 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Antonio Maldonado Maldonado Myers LLP

Interesting hypothetical. The attorney would not have to pay "restitution", as it is known under California law. However, there may be compensatory and consequential damages that the attorney may be found liable for according to the proof at trial in the malpractice case.

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Answered on 8/17/12, 9:04 am

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