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Court of Appeal rules on causation issues following negligent professional advice

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 24 2010

In Levicom International Holdings BV and anr v Linklaters (a firm) 2010 EWCA Civ 494, Levicom appealed against the first instance decision of Mr Justice Andrew Smith that, although Linklaters had negligently advised Levicom, Levicom had suffered no damage as a consequence because it would have proceeded in the manner that it had even if it had received non-negligent or proper advice

Tenth Circuit holds demand sent to former partner of insured law firm triggered notice provision of claims made and reported policy

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 27 2010

The Tenth Circuit recently held that a law firm was not entitled to coverage from its malpractice insurer because a former partner of the firm had received a demand, unbeknownst to the firm, prior to the policy period

Third Circuit holds that professional services exclusion in general liability policy applies to all allegations arising out of architect’s work and insurers had no duty to defend

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 6 2010

The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, applying New Jersey law, recently held that all claims against an insured architectural firm arising out of the firm’s architectural work on a parking garage that later collapsed are not covered under its general liability policies due to professional services exclusions