Taxpayer-clients brought accounting malpractice action against accountant and accounting firm, alleging negligent preparation of federal and state income tax returns and negligent representation of clients in IRS audit process. Parties stipulated to bifurcation and to an initial trial of defendant’s motion in limine that the action was time-barred.
Legal malpractice action wherein two elderly people who had been injured in an automobile accident retained an attorney to represent them in a personal injury lawsuit. Plaintiffs’ attorney allegedly allowed the case to drag on for years and eventually informed them that their case had been settled, before it was eventually discovered that the settlement never took place and the case had actually been dismissed years before for failure to answer written interrogatories. The attorney defendant was later disbarred by the California Supreme Court.