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How far immunity extends?-------If there was a reasonable difference of opinion on the value of your case and you accepted a settlement, the lawyer is most likely not liable for malpractice. There must be mishandling of the case by the lawyer, not just a difference of opinion on case value.
The failure to act according to the standard of care is often referred to as a “breach of duty,” or a “deviation from the standard of care.” This alone is not enough to support a lawsuit for legal malpractice. The client must also have damages caused by the lawyer’s breach of duty in order to have a valid claim for legal malpractice.