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Office Space: High cost of legal services a concern to all partiesCOA hears malpractice case involving former Conour associateMich. Court Nixes Doctor's Legal Malpractice Suit5 Tips When Facing Malpractice Insurance Nonrenewal5 Tips When Facing Malpractice Insurance Nonrenewal | The ...Legal Malpractice Suit Tossed Over 'Nonsense' ArgumentsModernizing a Law FirmModernizing a Law FirmBrent Coon sued for legal malpractice, accused of botching $12M Deepwater Horizon claimFour Reasons Law Firms Change InsurersDisability attorney Conn held liable in legal malpractice casePrenup Malpractice Settlement Order Flawed: Iowa JusticesCourt sides with Pennsylvania lawyer in legal malpractice suitAttorneys – Legal malpractice – Counterclaims – SLAPPAttorneys – Legal malpractice

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Court sides with Pennsylvania lawyer in legal malpractice suit
The Pennsylvania RecordApril 7, 2017

PITTSBURGH - The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has upheld a lower court's decision to dismiss a legal malpractice lawsuit against William S. Schweers Jr. Aldis and Mary Jane Rutyna claimed Schweers failed to help them obtain an expert opinion, which ...more »

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Office Space: High cost of legal services a concern to all parties
Reading EagleApril 25, 2017

First and foremost, the overhead of running a legal practice is at its highest in history. This directly affects an attorney's ability to provide more affordable legal services. The cost of legal malpractice insurance is sky high, and so is the cost of ...more »

COA hears malpractice case involving former Conour associate
Indiana LawyerApril 21, 2017

Timothy Devereux, 49A05-1609-CT-02146, with attorney Timothy Devereux, formerly of the Conour Devereux Hammond law firm, representing himself against the legal malpractice claims. The case was brought by Rene DiBendetto, represented by ...more »

Mich. Court Nixes Doctor's Legal Malpractice Suit
Law360 (subscription)April 20, 2017

Law360, Los Angeles (April 19, 2017, 9:09 PM EDT) -- A Michigan appeals court on Tuesday tossed a legal malpractice suit alleging a law firm settled a medical malpractice suit filed against a doctor and Michigan State University without the doctor's ...more »

5 Tips When Facing Malpractice Insurance Nonrenewal
The RecorderApril 19, 2017

When a legal malpractice insurer decides not to renew a policy, it can cause attorneys to feel panicked and even desperate for options. But in today's market, there is little reason to panic. There are various opportunities for law practices and ...more »

5 Tips When Facing Malpractice Insurance Nonrenewal | The ...
The RecorderApril 19, 2017

Review some suggestions for steps to take when your firm's legal malpractice insurance is not renewed.more »

Legal Malpractice Suit Tossed Over 'Nonsense' Arguments
Law360 (subscription)April 18, 2017

Certified public accountant Justin C. Tolton filed suit in October against Payne & Fears and two current and one former attorney with the law firm. His complaint alleges 11 causes of action, including breach of written contract, professional negligence ...more »

Modernizing a Law Firm
The RecorderApril 11, 2017

Updated claim prevention systems can effectively and reliably reduce the risks of a legal malpractice claim or bar grievance. Law practices that implement risk management systems in response to changes in the modern law practice have benefited by ...more »

Modernizing a Law Firm
The RecorderApril 11, 2017

Twenty-first century law practices continue to experience changes in risk and frequency of legal malpractice claims, even as they implement systems and solutions designed to reduce those risks. As technology evolves, professional regulatory bodies have ...more »

Brent Coon sued for legal malpractice, accused of botching $12M Deepwater Horizon claim
Southeast Texas RecordApril 11, 2017

BEAUMONT – A recent lawsuit brought against Brent Coon seeks $16 million in damages from the area attorney and his firm for allegedly botching a Deepwater Horizon oil spill claim. Coon. Seeking punitive damages, Karen and Joseph Gauci filed the suit ...more »

Four Reasons Law Firms Change Insurers
Daily Report (registration)April 10, 2017

A law firm may find that renewing its legal malpractice policy with the same insurer year after year is advantageous for a number of reasons. For example, the law firm and insurer may build a strong working relationship, and there is a lesser risk of ...more »

Disability attorney Conn held liable in legal malpractice case
Lexington Herald LeaderApril 7, 2017

Floyd Circuit Judge Johnny Ray Harris approved the agreed judgment Friday. The next step will be to determine whether Conn's insurance company has to cover him. The company has declined coverage and declined to pay for a lawyer to represent Conn, ...more »

Prenup Malpractice Settlement Order Flawed: Iowa Justices
Law360 (subscription)April 7, 2017

Law360, New York (April 7, 2017, 6:28 PM EDT) -- A lack of a true accord between an Iowa couple and a law firm they sued over their deceased son's ineffective prenuptial agreement sank a legal malpractice settlement Friday in the Iowa Supreme Court.more »

Court sides with Pennsylvania lawyer in legal malpractice suit
The Pennsylvania RecordApril 7, 2017

PITTSBURGH - The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has upheld a lower court's decision to dismiss a legal malpractice lawsuit against William S. Schweers Jr. Aldis and Mary Jane Rutyna claimed Schweers failed to help them obtain an expert opinion, which ...more »

Attorneys – Legal malpractice – Counterclaims – SLAPP
Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyApril 5, 2017

Where defendants in a malpractice suit have asserted counterclaims, counterclaim Counts I (breach of contract), IV (fraud) and V (negligent misrepresentation) must be dismissed under the anti-SLAPP statute. “… In short, the Defendants neither plead ...more »

Attorneys – Legal malpractice
Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyApril 5, 2017

Where a defendant law firm and a codefendant attorney have moved to dismiss a plaintiff's legal malpractice complaint, the motion must be denied because the complaint does not fail to allege facts plausibly proving the elements of causation and injury.more »

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