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Category: Blog: The Westchester Litigator

Fourth Quarter 2022 Westchester County Roundup


Judge Halpern Denies Town of Carmel Residents’ Motion to Intervene  Judge Halpern examined the twin doctrines of permissive intervention and intervention as of right in a suit brought by a telecom company against a municipality. The Court denied a motion to intervene by town residents. It found that the proposed intervenors […]

The Client Made Me Do It:  Attorney-Client Relationship Precludes Attorney Liability for Tortious Interference with Contractual Relations


Attorneys serve their clients as advisors, counselors, advocates – and agents:  The client, as principal, is authorized to direct the actions of the attorney, as agent, in accordance with representation.  A recent Second Department decision examines the scope of that agency relationship in the context of a third-party claim that […]