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Tag Archives: Legal malpractice

Negligence: Legal Malpractice-Equitable Garnishment against Insurance

Plaintiff appealed the adverse summary judgment granted in her action filed on behalf of decedent seeking equitable garnishment against a claims-based, professional-liability insurance policy issued by defendant. The trial court ruled that the policy did not afford coverage to plaintiff ...

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Negligence: Fiduciary Duty-Legal Malpractice-Expert Affidavit

Where plaintiff brought claims including breach of fiduciary duty, collusion and fraud against an attorney and a law firm in a dispute arising from commercial transactions, summary judgment for the defendants was proper because the district court correctly determined that ...

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Civil Practice: Jurisdiction-Legal Malpractice-Public Defender Immunity

Where a man, whose convictions were voided after 17 years, sued his trial and appellate public defenders for negligently failing to assert a jurisdictional challenge, and the public defenders challenged the $600,000 jury verdict entered in his favor, the public ...

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To avoid conflicts of interest, vigilance is key

Even experienced and well-meaning attorneys can suddenly find themselves in representations that present conflicts of interests. Vigilance and a game plan are key to preventing these conflicts from becoming a bar disciplinary action or a malpractice claim. In a recent ...

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Polsinelli faces legal-malpractice claim at trial over 2012 trade-secrets case

This story was updated to clarify that the attorney defendants named in the suit against Polsinelli were dismissed prior to trial.  Donald C. Stevens II was a medical-malpractice and insurance-defense attorney when he joined a Polsinelli colleague in 2009 in ...

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Ready for vacation? Plan for your absence first

Now that warmer temperatures have finally reached the Midwest, many lawyers may begin to contemplate taking time away from work to enjoy the beautiful weather with family and friends. In fact, numerous studies have shown that vacation time can decrease lawyer stress ...

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