SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
COUNTY OF NEW YORK: IAS PART 15

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RALPH H. SPEKEN, M.D. and
STEPHANIE Z. SPEKEN, M.S.,                                  Index No.
                                                                                        114722/2002

                                  Plaintiffs,

                -against-

THOMAS R. MOORE, ESQ.,

                                  Defendant.

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WALTER B. TOLUB, J.:

 

          By this motion, defendant seeks dismissal of plaintiffs’ complaint pursuant to CPLR 3211 (a) (1), (a) (5), and (a) (7)  
          Plaintiffs’ instant complaint contains four causes of action alleging fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, negligence and legal malpractice.
                                      
                                                                    Facts

          In August 1993, plaintiffs’ son died while under the care of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (the Hospital). Thereafter, plaintiffs engaged defendant to commence a wrongful death action against the Hospital. On October 11, 1994 plaintiffs, individually and as co-administrators of their son’s estate, commenced an action against the Hospital in the action, Speken v. Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, et al., (Index No. 128682/1994). Defendant engaged Richard Frank, Esq. as trial counsel to prosecute the action, and Clare Pare, Esq. to appear for and defend plaintiff Dr. Speken on
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