Decisions Allowing Excess Carriers’ Legal Malpractice Claims Against Defense Attorneys Upheld (to some degree)

/ 26.Dec, 2012

Last year we noted a Mississippi Court of Appeals decision which permitted an excess insurance carrier to bring a legal malpractice action against its insureds’ . . .

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Immigration Attorneys Arrested (Again)

/ 21.Dec, 2012

Immigration is not an area that sees high levels of legal malpractice claims (possibly because badly served clients are generally not in the country anymore), . . .

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Legal Malpractice and the Penn State Scandal

/ 18.Dec, 2012

In connection with the Jerry Sandusky scandal, former Penn State Vice President, Gary Schultz, has been charged with perjury, failure to report suspected child abuse, . . .

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Legal Malpractice Arising Out of Political Scandal

/ 27.Nov, 2012

The Philadelphia Inquirer has published an update on the Bowman v. K & L Gates legal malpractice action.  The legal malpractice action arose out of . . .

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Texas Expands Statute of Limitations at Akin Gump’s Expense

/ 20.Nov, 2012

Last year Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld won summary judgment in a legal malpractice action arising out of a failed real estate development.  The . . .

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Client Claims Lawyers Got Him Not Only $104 Million in Pocket, But Also 40 Months in Prison

/ 16.Nov, 2012

In September, Bradley Birkenfeld received the largest whistle-blower award ever paid by the IRS, $104 million.  however, prior to receiving the award, Mr. Birkenfeld spent . . .

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Is it a Patent Case or a Legal Malpractice Action?

/ 08.Oct, 2012

The Supreme Court of the Untied States has granted certiorari to a Supreme Court of Texas case, Minton v. Gunn which addresses the federal court . . .

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Law Firm Sued for Alleged Bad Advice about Bankruptcy Filing

/ 19.Sep, 2012

The New Jersey firm of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman has been sued for legal malpractice to the tune of $4.4 million for having allegedly improperly . . .

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$2 Million Verdict in "Toothless Cootie" Case

/ 07.Sep, 2012

We have said it before, do not put into writing anything you do not want to see blown up and used against you as an . . .

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Real Estate is the Top Area of Practice for Legal Malpractice Claims

/ 06.Sep, 2012

According to the ABA, between 2008 and 2011, there were more legal malpractice claims arising out of real estate transactions than any other area of . . .

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