Molnar v. Margaret W. Wong Assocs. Co. L.P.A. (April 22, 2021) [pdf]

The Court of Appeals found that in cases where the victim obtained the U visa and permanent resident status because of egregious legal malpractice committed by the victims’ former attorneys, defendants were entitled to obtain that information in order to prepare a defense. The Court observed that at the time the trial court ruled on plaintiffs’ motion for protective order, plaintiffs had been granted both U nonimmigrant and permanent-resident status, and any possible in terrorem effect due to the release of the U visa applications would be muted.