Ruling Spares Lawyer From Emotional Distress Claim
Can unhappy clients sue their lawyers for emotional distress? There has been no guidance on the matter from the appellate courts in Connecticut. Perhaps the most noteworthy case on the topic was decided last year by the Iowa Supreme Court, which ruled that emotional distress damages may be awarded in a legal malpractice case. In that case, Miranda v. Said, an immigration attorney's reckless representation led to the plaintiff's deportation from the country and separation from his wife and children.