Claims for professional negligence and negligent
misrepresentation generally require a showing of some
type of privity between the plaintiff and defendant. Direct
contractual privity, by which the plaintiff contractually retained
the defendant to provide services, is the easiest to prove. Even
without a contractual relationship, however, a plaintiff may
still prevail on such claims by demonstrating the existence of
a privity-like relationship. As discussed below, determining
whether a privity-like relationship is proven, or at the motion to
dismiss stage adequately pleaded, is intensively fact-specific.
Read the full New York Law Journal article, "The ‘privity-like’ requirement for professional negligence and negligent misrepresentation claims."