Sean Kelly and Melissa Brown of Marks O’Neill’s New Jersey office were successful in obtaining dismissal of legal malpractice claims arising from our client’s representation of the plaintiff in complex commercial litigation.  Following that ruling, Plaintiff filed an amended complaint seeking to cure the causation deficiencies recognized by the District Court between our client’s representation and the alleged damages.  The Amended Complaint sought damages in excess of $50 million dollars.  We sought dismissal of the Amended Complaint arguing that Plaintiff’s claim that a court would have ruled differently but for the alleged negligence of our client failed to establish a proximate causal relationship.  The District Court agreed and dismissed the Amended Complaint with prejudice.