…The court found that evidence rebutted the malpractice claim….
In an action brought by a former client against his attorneys, the court determined that the complaint failed to state a cause of action. The court found that evidence rebutted the malpractice claim. The court held,
“The conclusory allegation that, but for defendants‘ negligence, plaintiff would have successfully opposed the summary judgment motion in the foreclosure action and defended the action is insufficient to support the legal malpractice claim, because the evidentiary material reveals that plaintiff had no viable defense (see West 45th St. Venture LLC v. Ladera Partners, LLC, 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 31834[U], 2012 WL 2951192, *7–8 [Sup. Ct. N.Y. County 2012], affd 106 A.D.3d 412, 963 N.Y.S.2d 864 [1st Dept. 2013], lv denied 22 N.Y.3d 859, 981 N.Y.S.2d 370, 4 N.E.3d 382  ).” Ladera Partners, LLC v Goldberg, Scudieri & Lindenberg, P.C., 157 AD3d 467, 467 [1st Dept 2018]