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Prior knowledge exclusion bars coverage where law firm’s mistake allowed a seller to void client’s deal
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2013

Applying Indiana law, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has held that no coverage was available for a law firm that failed


Dishonesty exclusion precludes coverage for claim based in part upon knowingly wrongful or fraudulent acts
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2013

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, applying New York law, has held that a dishonesty exclusion precluding


Chiropractor’s failure to warn against sexual assault not "professional services"
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2013

Applying Oklahoma law, the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma has determined that a claim against a chiropractor for


Prior knowledge exclusion inapplicable where imputation unavailable
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2013

The United States for the Southern District of Texas, applying Texas law, has held that a professional liability insurer had a duty to defend where


Gunn v. Minton will impact future patent malpractice cases
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2013

On Jan. 16, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court will revisit a question it has grappled with for almost a century the proper scope of federal court


Prior knowledge exclusion does not apply where acts occurred before and after policy period
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 2 2013

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, applying Texas law, has held that a lawyers professional liability policy was


Coverage barred where claim deemed first made prior to policy’s inception
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 2 2013

Applying Florida law, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida has held that a claims-made professional liability policy does


Public policy precludes enforcement of voluntary payments clause in lawyers professional liability policy
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • November 26 2012

The Appellate Court of Illinois has held that a legal malpractice insurer owed a duty to defend an attorney who admitted to making a mistake in a client's will because a provision of the policy precluding the attorney from admitting liability without consent of his insurer violated public policy


Allegations concerning alleged malpractice are "related claims" to prior claim involving same insured, claimant and time period
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2012

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, applying Georgia law, has granted an insurer’s supplemental motion for summary judgment, finding that a claimant’s allegations of legal malpractice in connection with an underlying lawsuit and a new business venture were “related claims” to the claim first made against the insured prior to the inception of the lawyers professional liability policy at issue


Fifth Circuit affirms insurer’s right to select defense counsel
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2012

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, applying Texas law, has affirmed a district court decision holding that an insurer’s reservation of rights did not create a conflict of interest entitling an insured to select independent counsel to defend an underlying legal malpractice lawsuit