Professional Malpractice - Other. Legal news and articles for February 23 - 28, 2017

Ga. Justices Upend $3.7M Verdict Over Dental Office AssaultFormer Dyadic executive blames firm's meltdown on CEO, lawless subsidiaryLawmakers seek to cap damages in medical malpractice casesMore About Using 'Contract' AttorneysMore About Using 'Contract' AttorneysAustin architectural firm sued in dispute over planned hotelTourism Group Sues McDermott Attorneys For MalpracticeMedical malpractice from a doctor's perspectiveMediation Fails in MF Global's $1B PwC Malpractice SuitProfessional negligence: Another decision on liability for identity theft leaves the law uncertainCOA reverses judgment in favor of law firm in legal malpractice caseLaw firm welcomes BrownLaw firm welcomes BrownBay Ridge Lawyers Association gets tips on mediation and arbitration at CLE meetingUnited States: FDA-Approved Labeling ≠ Medical Standard Of Care

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The Professional Judgment Rule or 'Qualified Immunity'
The Legal IntelligencerFebruary 6, 2017

While this firm's practice principally surrounds financial injury, we have both prosecuted and defended personal injury matters including medical malpractice matters—which is to say another form of professional liability giving rise to individual loss ...more »

State Bar Moves Its Lawyer Referral Service Online
New York Law Journal (registration)February 14, 2017

The New York State Bar Association has started using a 24-hour online platform to help potential clients find a lawyer. The bar group has partnered with Legal.io to make its legal referral services "more user-friendly and more accessible to more people ...more »

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Ga. Justices Upend $3.7M Verdict Over Dental Office Assault
Law360 (subscription)February 28, 2017

The court's found that the sexual molestation of the patient, identified in court documents as J.B., by Goldstein Garber & Salama LLC nurse anesthetist Paul Serdula was not professional negligence by the dental office because it could not have foreseen ...more »

Former Dyadic executive blames firm's meltdown on CEO, lawless subsidiary
Florida RecordFebruary 28, 2017

Wayne Moor, the former Dyadic International executive, told jurors in the Greenberg Traurig legal malpractice trial that no employee at Dyadic's Hong Kong subsidiary, Puridet, could be trusted as he investigated allegations of fraudulent financial ...more »

Lawmakers seek to cap damages in medical malpractice cases
STATFebruary 28, 2017

ASHINGTON — Doctors who worry about medical malpractice lawsuits could get major relief under legislation that was approved by a House committee Tuesday and that would make it harder for patients to come after their money. The legislation, passed in a ...more »

More About Using 'Contract' Attorneys
Texas LawyerFebruary 28, 2017

Many policies require that, for coverage to exist, the services performed must arise out of an attorney-client relationship. For those law firms who retain contract attorneys as independent contractors (subject to IRS standards), this can be especially ...more »

More About Using 'Contract' Attorneys
Texas LawyerFebruary 28, 2017

Unfortunately, many law firms do not focus on the issue until a legal malpractice claim arises involving services performed by a contract attorney. More significantly, contract attorneys themselves may fail to confirm whether any claim made against ...more »

Austin architectural firm sued in dispute over planned hotel
MyStatesman.comFebruary 27, 2017

In its filing, 1109 East Sixth Street LLC says it signed a contract with Sixthriver in August 2015 “in which defendant agreed to serve as architect of record and provide the usual and customary architectural, engineering and other related services” for ...more »

Tourism Group Sues McDermott Attorneys For Malpractice
Law360 (subscription)February 27, 2017

Law360, New York (February 27, 2017, 2:55 PM EST) -- A nonprofit trade group that represents tourism boards and convention bureaus sued McDermott, Will & Emery LLP on Friday for legal malpractice, saying the law firm and two of its lawyers gave it bad ...more »

Medical malpractice from a doctor's perspective
Palm Beach PostFebruary 26, 2017

While in years gone by, patients wouldn't even consider suing “doc” when a medical error was made, today a radiologist, anesthesiologist and a dozen other specialists may never have met nor had any extensive conversation with a patient. Under these ...more »

Mediation Fails in MF Global's $1B PwC Malpractice Suit
Law360 (subscription)February 25, 2017

Law360, New York (February 24, 2017, 8:13 PM EST) -- A last-ditch effort to avert trial in MF Global's billion-dollar professional malpractice suit against its accountants at PricewaterhouseCoopers has ended in failure, and a final fight has erupted ...more »

Professional negligence: Another decision on liability for identity theft leaves the law uncertain
JD Supra (press release)February 25, 2017

In Dreamvar (UK) Limited v (1) Mishcon de Reya (a firm) and (2) Mary Monson Solicitors Limited [2016] EWHC 3316 (Ch), Mr David Railton QC, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice decided that a buyer's ...more »

COA reverses judgment in favor of law firm in legal malpractice case
Indiana LawyerFebruary 24, 2017

A legal malpractice case against a northern Indiana law firm will proceed after the Indiana Court of Appeals held Friday that there was a genuine issue of material fact as to whether the litigant's original negligence claim would have succeeded but for ...more »

Law firm welcomes Brown
Russellville CourierFebruary 24, 2017

Kutak Rock LLP, a national law firm with 500 attorneys serving clients in dozens of practice areas from 18 offices across the country, recently announced that Dale W. Brown, II is one of 23 new partners from across the nation admitted to its ...more »

Law firm welcomes Brown
Russellville CourierFebruary 24, 2017

Kutak Rock LLP, a national law firm with 500 attorneys serving clients in dozens of practice areas from 18 offices across the country, recently announced that Dale W. Brown, II is one of 23 new partners from across the nation admitted to its ...more »

Bay Ridge Lawyers Association gets tips on mediation and arbitration at CLE meeting
Brooklyn Daily EagleFebruary 23, 2017

“She gives frequent lectures on the topic and we're lucky that she takes the time to come back here and speak to us.” For an hour, Bonina lectured on what she does as a an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) specialist and gave tips on how attorneys ...more »

United States: FDA-Approved Labeling ≠ Medical Standard Of Care
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)February 23, 2017

Plaintiffs Legal Committee, where the United States Supreme Court affirmed that "off-label use is generally accepted" and that under the law, "[p]hysicians may prescribe drugs and devices for off-label uses," 531 U.S. 341, 351 & n.5 (2001), was one of ...more »

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