Professional Malpractice - Other. Legal news and articles for February 14 - 22, 2017

Lawmakers consider attorney anti-indemnification billFeb. 20, 2017 People PageLeadership in Law Awardees 2013Justices say medical professional liability law applies in MedExpress appealAttorney testimony is risky businessMGIS Announces Sequence Health Partnership To Further Enhance Bariatric Malpractice Risk ProtectionWill Fox Be Found Liable For Not Reporting Roger Ailes Harassment Claims?Law Firm's $4M Deal For Dr. Is Good Enough, 2nd Circ. SaysPreserving Client Files When Moving a Law FirmPreserving Client Files When Moving a Law FirmArkansas Senate committee advances legal-fee, damages caps; bad idea, chief justice saysHurwitz & Fine expands practice with addition of CurranArkansas Senate committee advances legal-fee, damages caps; bad idea, chief justice saysPreserving Client Files When Moving a Law FirmKeeping Your Malpractice Insurance Costs In Check

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Atty Can't Ax Liberty's Win In Malpractice Coverage Fight - Law360
Law360 (subscription)February 2, 2017

A New York appellate court on Thursday upheld a state judge's ruling that Liberty Insurance Underwriters Inc. doesn't have to foot the bill for an attorney's costs ...more »

Judge Seeks Deal In MF Global's $1B PwC Malpractice Suit
Law360 (subscription)February 4, 2017

Law360, San Francisco (February 3, 2017, 9:10 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Friday made an 11th-hour push to settle a $1 billion-plus professional malpractice suit against accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers in the wake of the collapse of ...more »

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Lawmakers consider attorney anti-indemnification bill
Indiana LawyerFebruary 22, 2017

Legal malpractice insurance is also available to protect attorneys, though it's only required for limited liability partnerships in Indiana, and there is no disclosure rule in the state. Despite that, the attorneys said more often than not, lawyers ...more »

Feb. 20, 2017 People Page
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)February 20, 2017

Norris has more than 26 years of experience practicing law in areas which include: Employment law, health care law, professional licensure and malpractice, commercial law, insurance coverage and product liability law. The attorney also expanded her ...more »

Leadership in Law Awardees 2013
Long Island Business News (subscription)February 17, 2017

Campolo is also an accomplished trial lawyer, having tried business litigation cases in New York State and federal courts, as well as the Delaware Chancery Court. He also represents companies and individuals being investigated or charged with white ...more »

Justices say medical professional liability law applies in MedExpress appeal
West Virginia RecordFebruary 17, 2017

“Given Mr. Minnich's lack of medical care before the fall, the petitioner asserts that the subject claim is not a medical malpractice claim but instead a negligence claim which stems from the respondent's failure to maintain a safe environment,” the ...more »

Attorney testimony is risky business
Lexology (registration)February 17, 2017

As to the law practice, there are risks that the content of the testimony might suggest a violation of the ethics rules or the standard of care—operating as both evidence of a deviation from the applicable standard of care and as an admission under ...more »

MGIS Announces Sequence Health Partnership To Further Enhance Bariatric Malpractice Risk Protection
Yahoo FinanceFebruary 16, 2017

We partner exclusively with highly rated carriers and focus on group disability and life, and medical-professional liability insurance for medical groups of all sizes and specialties, including emerging group structures with unique insurance requirements.more »

Will Fox Be Found Liable For Not Reporting Roger Ailes Harassment Claims?
ForbesFebruary 16, 2017

By quietly settling with Ailes' accusers instead of reporting the claims to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is 20th Century Fox guilty of violating securities laws? In order to hold public companies responsible for disclosing pertinent ...more »

Law Firm's $4M Deal For Dr. Is Good Enough, 2nd Circ. Says
Law360 (subscription)February 16, 2017

But Long launched his lawsuit against Parry in 2012, accusing the firm and the attorney of professional negligence, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and violation of consumer protection laws. U.S. District Judge William K. Sessions III ...more »

Preserving Client Files When Moving a Law Firm
Connecticut Law TribuneFebruary 16, 2017

The attorney's ability to defend any subsequent legal malpractice claim may also be impaired as a result of the inability to produce the client's documents. Of course, the cost of retaining old files can often be an impediment. As businesses, law firms ...more »

Preserving Client Files When Moving a Law Firm
Connecticut Law TribuneFebruary 15, 2017

The attorney's ability to defend any subsequent legal malpractice claim may also be impaired as a result of the inability to produce the client's documents. Of course, the cost of retaining old files can often be an impediment. As businesses, law firms ...more »

Arkansas Senate committee advances legal-fee, damages caps; bad idea, chief justice says
Arkansas OnlineFebruary 15, 2017

By reducing legal judgments against health care providers, she said the cost of medical malpractice insurance would decrease. Irvin is marketing director for her husband's medical practice. Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Dan Kemp testified when ...more »

Hurwitz & Fine expands practice with addition of Curran
Buffalo Business First (blog)February 15, 2017

Medical malpractice for years has been an aspect of Hurwitz & Fine's professional liability practice group, but the addition of an experienced and versatile health care attorney now warrants the creation of a new distinct practice in this area at the ...more »

Arkansas Senate committee advances legal-fee, damages caps; bad idea, chief justice says
Arkansas OnlineFebruary 15, 2017

By reducing legal judgments against health care providers, she said the cost of medical malpractice insurance would decrease. Irvin is marketing director for her husband's medical practice. Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Dan Kemp testified when ...more »

Preserving Client Files When Moving a Law Firm
Connecticut Law TribuneFebruary 15, 2017

The attorney's ability to defend any subsequent legal malpractice claim may also be impaired as a result of the inability to produce the client's documents. Of course, the cost of retaining old files can often be an impediment. As businesses, law firms ...more »

Keeping Your Malpractice Insurance Costs In Check
The RecorderFebruary 14, 2017

Legal malpractice insurance can save your career and your firm. Although maintaining coverage isn't mandatory in California, it is encouraged. Indeed, for some time, the Rules of Professional Conduct have required California attorneys to disclose to ...more »

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