Brooklyn, NY asked in Real Estate Law for New York

Q: can i sue my lawyer and closing company for negligence?

During the closing, the closing company was supposed to take the money out the proceed to pay some lien on the house as per agreement. They made a mistake and refund back to sellers. Now i owed than 50000 on the property due to unpaid lien. Can i sue the closing company for for this mistake. I file a claim against the title insurance, they denied the claim. the sellers refused to reimburse the money. how much litigation going to cost me?

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Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: To me, the fact the title company denied the claim is the key issue. This is ordinarily a title claim. The "closing company" is usually the title company, so I am not sure what your distinction is. If it is a lien of the seller you can sue them. It would be Supreme Court litigation. Could cost several thousand dollars.

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