A recently filed malpractice suit seeks to hold the D.C. law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery liable for the alleged theft of a California inventor’s confidential information.
State law protecting confidential medical information bars an attorney retained by a malpractice insurer from conducting an ex parte interview with a treating doctor who is not a party to the patient’s lawsuit, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
A legal malpractice plaintiff could not recover lost punitive damages when suing an attorney who allegedly mishandled her personal injury case, the Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled.
A judge has denied a request for a new trial after a Florida jury awarded a woman $36.7 million in damages after her child was born with catastrophic disabilities due to a botched abortion.
A bill sailing through the Virginia legislature would expand the attorney general’s power to investigate nursing home abuse and neglect, even in cases where the patient does not receive government assistance.
Accounting firms sued for malpractice were not entitled to a jury instruction on contributory negligence, the Missouri Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a defense verdict.
Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel prize-winning economist, has sued his former divorce lawyer for $5 million, Bloomberg reports.