Attorneys successfully defended an accountant and his firm in a malpractice case
Attorneys successfully defended an accountant and his firm in a malpractice case. Plaintiff filed a malpractice counterclaim to a collection action commenced by the accounting firm, and 25 days later plaintiff filed a separate action for malpractice against the accounting firm and the individual accountant. Defense attorneys filed praecipes for non-pros for failure to timely file a Certificate of Merit as to both actions. Attorneys convinced the Court that both the negligence and the breach of contract claims alleged deviation from a professional standard and therefore both counts should be dismissed.