A Richmond, Va., law firm can call on its malpractice carrier to defend a suit that already has been dismissed as time-barred.
An inventor did not lose standing to bring malpractice claims against lawyers hired to obtain patent protection for his invention when he assigned all his rights in the invention to a third party, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
A Connecticut law firm could be sued in Arizona state court based on its alleged negligence in analyzing the legality of a tax shelter considered by an Arizona client, the Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
A Connecticut law firm subjected itself to being sued in Arizona courts when it accepted a $50,000 fee for issuing an opinion letter supporting a tax shelter being considered by an Arizona resident.
A law firm failed to provide the notice necessary to ensure coverage of a legal malpractice claim under its professional liability policy, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a summary judgment.
A legal malpractice claim arising from a mortgage refinancing could be assigned pursuant to a subrogation clause in favor of the title insurer, the Georgia Supreme Court has ruled in affirming judgment.
The administrator of a client’s estate could not maintain a legal malpractice action for alleged negligent estate planning that resulted in increased tax liability, the Kansas Supreme Court has ruled in affirming judgment.
A wrongful death statutory beneficiary could pursue a malpractice claim against the lawyer for the personal representative of the wrongful death estate, the New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a summary judgment.
State courts have jurisdiction to hear a legal malpractice action involving the alleged mishandling of a federal patent matter.
State courts have jurisdiction to hear a legal malpractice action involving the alleged mishandling of a federal patent matter, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.