A Richmond, Va., law firm can call on its malpractice carrier to defend a suit that already has been dismissed as time-barred.
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 lawyer didn’t violate a condition of his malpractice insurance coverage by admitting that he had made a mistake in drafting a will, the Illinois Appellate Court has ruled in affirming judgment.
A law firm’s malpractice insurance should not have been rescinded based on the imputation of knowledge of one partner’s misconduct to an innocent partner who filled out the policy’s renewal application, the New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
The number of big-figure malpractice claims against law firms has increased, according to a new insurance industry survey.
A lawyer’s failure to disclose an ongoing state bar association investigation against him constituted a material representation justifying the rescission of his malpractice insurance, the 6th Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.