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Suspended and/or disbarred attorneys want to obtain coverage to protect their past acts.  So it begs the question can a suspended attorney obtain an attorney malpractice insurance policy? Most attorney malpractice insurance policies have an outright exclusion for a suspended attorney. READ MORE >>

Attorney Malpractice, Accountant Professional Liability and Title Agency Errors and Omissions Insurance are written on a claims-made policy form on behalf of the named insured firm.  Coverage extends from the firm to the employees, contractors, and partners/members of the firm. READ MORE >>

  Question from attorney: Does your insurance agency provide malpractice insurance for mediators? I have a litigation practice but am hoping to expand into mediation as a significant area of my practice.   Response: Mediation is normally defined as a professional service a lawyer would perform under most attorney malpractice policies. READ MORE >>

This issue recently came up with a client who was trying to determine which insurer had ‘better’ coverage.  As frequently happens the client went no further than the declarations page to come to a conclusion. There is no standard Professional Liability Insurance Policy. READ MORE >>

Yesterday’s blog dealt with a data breach that did not use a computer.  There are many ways to compromise personal confidential information without a computer.  This is a recent example of what can happen: As with many older law firms, this firm had too many client files for its actual office space. READ MORE >>

When people think of a data breach’s they often think of a cyber-criminal breaking into a computer system and stealing client/customer personal information.  They are not all very high tech.  This is an actual occurrence that recently happened:   READ MORE >>

A recent article from The Dentons, “You’re Facing a Malpractice Claim; Don’t Make it a Bad Situation Worse”, gives advice on what to do after the mistake has been made.  Every so often we have law firms that actually make things much worse. READ MORE >>

With Christmas just around the corner and New Year not far off, many law firms’ partners and staff are getting ready to have a few well-earned days off.  Not to put a damper on the Xmas cheer, but many law firms’ also renew their attorney malpractice insurance at year end. READ MORE >>

Question coming with frequency from lawyers; “Does attorney malpractice insurance cover my ‘marijuana practice’?” The short answer to this question is there is no specific exclusion in almost all lawyer’s professional liability insurance policies for a ‘marijuana practice’. READ MORE >>

According to the Miami Herald and the Florida Record, Erwin Rosenberg’s troubles started in 2006 when Rosenberg would not produce client documents in a lawsuit.  Circuit Court Judge Gerber ruled that Rosenberg had acted in bad faith and awarded attorney’s fees. READ MORE >>

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