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Bad economy fuels legal malpractice claims
The economic downturn is fueling a new batch of malpractice claims against lawyers. "When you talk to claims people, they are consistently seeing that volume is up," said Edith Matthai, a partner with Robie & Matthai in Los Angeles and chair of the lawyers professional liability committee of the ABA.