Legal Malpractice. Legal news and articles for April 11 - 28, 2017

Speculation, Estate Planning, and Legal MalpracticeTexas Justices Won't Revive Andrews Kurth Malpractice SuitTexas Justices Won't Revive Andrews Kurth Malpractice SuitTexas High Court Affirms Toss Of Andrews Kurth MalpracticeLaw firm says client seeks more than $1M for legal malpractice after agreeing to a divorce settlement on her ownIndicia of Lawyers' 'Partnership' Did Not Confer Vicarious LiabilityDefendant wins legal malpractice lawsuitOffice 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 Firm

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Defendant wins legal malpractice lawsuit
Minnesota LawyerApril 25, 2017

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Speculation, Estate Planning, and Legal Malpractice
JD Supra (press release)April 28, 2017

Decedent's surviving spouse was the Plaintiff in Gersh, suing individually, and as executor of Decedent's estate, for legal malpractice against Nixon Peabody LLP. She alleged that the firm committed malpractice in rendering planning services to her and ...more »

Texas Justices Won't Revive Andrews Kurth Malpractice Suit
Law360 (subscription)April 28, 2017

Law360, Houston (April 28, 2017, 4:18 PM EDT) -- Citing a lack of evidence, the Texas Supreme Court on Friday affirmed dismissal of a legal malpractice case where former clients of Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP alleged that their lawyers' drafting of an ...more »

Texas Justices Won't Revive Andrews Kurth Malpractice Suit
Law360 (subscription)April 28, 2017

Law360, Houston (April 28, 2017, 4:18 PM EDT) -- Citing a lack of evidence, the Texas Supreme Court on Friday affirmed dismissal of a legal malpractice case where former clients of Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP alleged that their lawyers' drafting of an ...more »

Texas High Court Affirms Toss Of Andrews Kurth Malpractice
Law360 (subscription)April 28, 2017

Law360, Houston (April 28, 2017, 4:18 PM EDT) -- Citing a lack of evidence, the Texas Supreme Court on Friday affirmed dismissal of a legal malpractice case where former clients of Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP alleged that their lawyers' drafting of an ...more »

Law firm says client seeks more than $1M for legal malpractice after agreeing to a divorce settlement on her own
Madison County RecordApril 26, 2017

Attorneys with the Blake Behme Law Group seek to dismiss a former client's $1.15 million legal malpractice suit, arguing that she agreed to a divorce settlement on her own after her attorneys advised against it and withdrew their appearance. “First ...more »

Indicia of Lawyers' 'Partnership' Did Not Confer Vicarious Liability
New Jersey Law JournalApril 25, 2017

U.S. District Judge Freda Wolfson granted summary judgment to Ramsey attorney Lydia Cotz in a legal malpractice suit filed against her husband, George Cotz. A New Jersey statute recognizes partnership by representation, holding that a purported partner ...more »

Defendant wins legal malpractice lawsuit
Minnesota LawyerApril 25, 2017

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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 »

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