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Edward S. Cheng quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on malpractice lawsuit against Springfield law firm

October 12, 2022

Edward S. Cheng, partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, was quoted in the October 10th issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The article, “New York lawyer loses legal-mal suit against Springfield firm,” discusses a New York lawyer’s lawsuit against a Springfield law firm and two attorneys for legal malpractice. The malpractice lawsuit filed by Derrick A. Spatorico alleged that two attorneys mishandled a Hampden Superior case where Spatorico says he was falsely accused of facilitating insiders in the attempted takeover of a Massachusetts close corporation.

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From the article:

The continuing representation doctrine wasn’t applicable to save Spatorico’s case from being time-barred, adds Edward S. Cheng, at professional liability attorney at Sherin & Lodgen in Boston.

“Reading this opinion, it reinforces that an attorney who is a plaintiff in a legal malpractice case has a higher obligation to meet the statute of limitations,” Cheng says. “That’s because an attorney-plaintiff invoking the continuing representation doctrine or the discovery rule is presumed to be acquainted with the law.”