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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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