Case Does Not Constitute 'Run-Of-The-Mill’ Attorney Fee Dispute, Federal Judge Says

Mealey's (September 2, 2015, 12:15 PM EDT) -- LAFAYETTE, La. — A Louisiana federal judge held Aug. 19 that an underlying claim against an attorney insured is integral to and cannot be divorced from the legal services he performed for his client, rejecting a professional liability insurer’s argument that coverage is barred by the policy’s “legal fee” exclusion (Edwards versus Continental Casualty Co., No. 15-00168, W.D. La.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111037).

(Memorandum ruling available. Document #13-150903-036Z.)

Lawyer Thomas R. Edwards represented Andrew Schmidt in a personal injury case against Cal Dive International Inc....
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