The plaintiff claimed that he missed the closing date on three real estate transactions because his lawyers did not give notice. The lawyers insisted that (a) the plaintiff fired them long before closing and (b) they notified plaintiff of the new closing dates.
The court held the case barred by the three-year statute of limitations in New Jersey. The explanation:
Here, plaintiff, a New Jersey resident, brings a legal malpractice claim against Kane and Berger. The applicable statute of limitations for a claim of legal malpractice is three years in New York (CPLR 214) and six years in New Jersey (McGrogan v Till, 167 NJ 414, 426, 771 A2d 1187 ). Therefore, New York’s three-year statute of limitations period applies.