The court dealt with the claim of attorney’s deceit.

In Philip S. Schwartzman, Inc. v Pliskin, Rubano, Baum & Vitulli, 215 AD3d 699, 702 [2d Dept 2023], the court dealt with the claim of attorney’s deceit, holding, opining:

“Under Judiciary Law § 487(1), an attorney who ‘[i]s guilty of any deceit or collusion, or consents to any deceit or collusion, with intent to deceive the court or any party’ is liable to the injured party for treble damages” (Altman v. DiPreta, 204 A.D.3d 965, 968, 168 N.Y.S.3d 86). “Since Judiciary Law § 487 authorizes an award of damages only to ‘the party injured,’ an injury to the plaintiff resulting from the alleged deceitful conduct of the defendant attorney is an essential element of a cause of action based on a violation of that statute” (Gumarova v. Law Offs. of Paul A. Boronow, P.C., 129 A.D.3d 911, 911, 12 N.Y.S.3d 187 [internal quotation marks omitted]).

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