National Law Journal's story "Suit Alleges Law Firm Botched Legal Malpractice Action," describes an interesting Massachusetts case. From the complaint (PDF):
This case arises out of claims for legal malpractice and other wrongdoing by a prominent Boston law firm and two of its attorneys. These attorneys did not act alone, however, and instead were part of a substantial conspiracy designed to manage and contain the clients (the two Plaintiffs in this suit) who simply wanted a trusted legal advisor to look further into claims of legal malpractice committed by other attorneys. Ultimately, and in furtherance of that conspiracy, these attorneys (the Defendants in this suit) performed a sham investigation of its clients [sic] putative malpractice claims and finally fell on their sword in an act of “damage control” by misleading the clients, delaying the filing of certain claims until the running of the statute of limitations, and ultimately refusing to file claims for those clients on the eve of the expiration of the statutes of limitations on those claims. In short, the Defendants left their clients to fend for themselves and to lose claims they would still have had the Defendants timely filed.