CG&P successfully defended a preeminent fashion industry attorney and his Manhattan law firm from malpractice claims brought in the Supreme Court, New York County. The plaintiff sought over $2.75 million in damages based upon alleged malpractice in connection with the attorney’s drafting of a management services agreement involving a prominent clothier. CG&P moved to dismiss the action on several grounds, including statute of limitations, lack of standing and lack of causation. Hon. Andrea Masley of the New York County Commercial Division granted the motion based on lack of causation, finding that the plaintiff’s alleged damages were caused by its own conduct, not any negligence on the part of the attorney, and that an attorney cannot be held “liable for the egregious conduct of its client.” The case was handled by CG&P Partner Matt Flanagan, who was assisted by Associate Jenna Fierstein.