Professional Malpractice - Other. Legal news and articles for May 23 - 31, 2017

New malpractice review panels forming in stateRichmond man sues Lyle Hillyard for alleged breach of contractWhat to Do if a Computer Hacker Breaches Your Firm Trust AccountRhode Island Company Liable for Refusing to Hire Marijuana User ...“Hopelessly Indecipherable” Prior Acts Exclusion in Law Firm's Malpractice Insurance Policy Was UnenforceablePresident Hille vows commitment to NJSBA members and its missionPresident Hille vows commitment to NJSBA members and its missionDiGiuseppe v. TalbotPeople on the MoveLawyer Who Failed To Forward Warning Letter to Malpractice Insurer Has No Coverage For Lawsuit That FollowedBuild Your Own Statute of Limitations? A New York Court Gives the Green LightCouple accuses Overton Brooks VA Medical Center of malpracticeLawyer fails to compel insurer to retroactvely provide malpractice coverageDeclare Female Genital Mutilation as professional malpractice, suggests new report mapping trauma associated with ...Lawyer fails in bid to compel insurer to retroactvely provide malpractice coverage

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Four Steps to Minimize the Risks When Sharing Office Space
The RecorderMay 3, 2017

Legal malpractice policies may not cover claims based on legal services rendered by attorneys who are not part of the insured law practice and thus do not qualify as insureds under the policy. As a result, absent careful attention, attorneys attempting ...more »

Local leaders bound for SD Hall of Fame
Sioux Falls Argus LeaderMay 17, 2017

Mr. Krabbenhoft has also served on professional and community boards and in local, state and national leadership roles with several associations, including the Governor's Healthcare Advisory Committee, University of South Dakota Foundation, Kirby ...more »

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New malpractice review panels forming in state
Hopkinsville Kentucky New EraMay 31, 2017

The medical panel legislation, modeled after a similar law in Indiana, requires legal claims against doctors, nurses, dentists, nursing homes and other health care providers be evaluated by a panel of licensed medical specialists to determine whether ...more »

Richmond man sues Lyle Hillyard for alleged breach of contract
The Herald JournalMay 31, 2017

As a result of Hillyard's alleged breach of legal services, Thomas claims to have suffered a minimum of $250,000 in harm and economic damages, but he is reserving the total financial settlement for other noneconomic damages for the jury's consideration.more »

What to Do if a Computer Hacker Breaches Your Firm Trust Account
Law.com (subscription)May 30, 2017

This is just one of a number of scams that are hitting attorneys every day, and are simply the latest in a series of ways that third parties attempt to gain access to law firm accounts, including escrow accounts, with Trojan Horses, viral missiles, and ...more »

Rhode Island Company Liable for Refusing to Hire Marijuana User ...
JD Supra (press release)May 27, 2017

On May 23rd, the Rhode Island Superior Court ruled that a local company is guilty of discriminating against a prospective employee for refusing to hire the ...more »

“Hopelessly Indecipherable” Prior Acts Exclusion in Law Firm's Malpractice Insurance Policy Was Unenforceable
The RecorderMay 26, 2017

A federal district court in California has refused to enforce a prior acts exclusion in a law firm's malpractice insurance policy, finding it “enigmatic,” “unintelligible,” and “hopelessly indecipherable.” The Case. After Brown & Streza LLP, a ...more »

President Hille vows commitment to NJSBA members and its mission
New Jersey Law JournalMay 26, 2017

I am committed to the association and its mission and I welcome the year ahead as an opportunity to advocate for our members'; to advance the important work of the NJSBA and to improve the practice of law for all attorneys. ... Additionally, the NJSBA ...more »

President Hille vows commitment to NJSBA members and its mission
New Jersey Law JournalMay 26, 2017

I am committed to the association and its mission and I welcome the year ahead as an opportunity to advocate for our members'; to advance the important work of the NJSBA and to improve the practice of law for all attorneys. ... Additionally, the NJSBA ...more »

DiGiuseppe v. Talbot
Connecticut Law TribuneMay 26, 2017

Plaintiff could not maintain a legal malpractice claim against defendant, the mediator of a marital dispute, since there was no attorney-client relationship between the parties. The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment. Plaintiff filed ...more »

People on the Move
Utah BusinessMay 25, 2017

At Snell & Wilmer, Morris has a diverse practice, with more than 30 years' experience in general commercial litigation, including litigation in the areas of construction law, real estate, securities, legal malpractice, employment, professional ...more »

Lawyer Who Failed To Forward Warning Letter to Malpractice Insurer Has No Coverage For Lawsuit That Followed
Law.com (subscription)May 25, 2017

A letter to a lawyer that directed him to refer it to his professional liability insurance carrier gave the lawyer “a basis to reasonably expect a claim” and his failure to inform his insurer of the letter doomed his bid for coverage under his claims ...more »

Build Your Own Statute of Limitations? A New York Court Gives the Green Light
CPAPracticeAdvisor.comMay 23, 2017

There are various ways to manage a professional service provider's exposure to its customers during this protracted period of potential liability. Contractual ... The trial court agreed, finding that contractually shortened limitations periods are ...more »

Couple accuses Overton Brooks VA Medical Center of malpractice
The Louisiana RecordMay 23, 2017

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they timely filed and served notice of their claim for damages sustained by plaintiff Devonna Blair due to the alleged negligence and professional malpractice of the employees of the Overton Brooks ...more »

Lawyer fails to compel insurer to retroactvely provide malpractice coverage
PropertyCasualty360May 23, 2017

The 2012 policy contained no reference to lawyer's professional liability coverage. The 2011 and 2012 polices provided coverage for commercial general liability and business personal property only. Sicari apparently did not file a renewal application ...more »

Declare Female Genital Mutilation as professional malpractice, suggests new report mapping trauma associated with ...
Mumbai MirrorMay 23, 2017

Rubbishing Khatna as a 'religious practice', the law looks at keeping doctors, teachers, social workers and Amils should at the fore in reporting cases of FGM to the police. It recommends a time period of three years within which one can report an ...more »

Lawyer fails in bid to compel insurer to retroactvely provide malpractice coverage
PropertyCasualty360May 23, 2017

The 2012 policy contained no reference to lawyer's professional liability coverage. The 2011 and 2012 polices provided coverage for commercial general liability and business personal property only. Sicari apparently did not file a renewal application ...more »

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