Andrew N. Bourne
Professional liability insurance policies may provide coverage for criminal proceedings, including defense costs incurred defending against criminal indictments. Corporate policyholders, and individuals covered under professional liability policies, should know exactly what type of claims are insured.
The Mass. Appeals Court ruled that a legal malpractice claim brought by representatives of the iconic musician Prince’s estate against an attorney and his firm is governed by Massachusetts, not Minnesota, law.
Michael R. McAndrew
So long as humans are practicing law, mistakes will happen; but well prepared attorneys are proactive and take the affirmative steps to put themselves in a position to minimize the danger to the client and the case.
Michael L. Cook
Judicial hair-splitting, when applying state law to federal bankruptcy cases, creates only uncertainty.
J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens
Lawyers Must Weigh Potential Liability
This article outlines some of the issues relevant to a determination of whether an attorney's inaccurate valuation could create potential malpractice liability.
In the first public data security class action complaint against a U.S. law firm, Chicago-based Johnson & Bell was named in a lawsuit that says the firm failed to protect confidential client information.