Panel: Failure To Timely Notify Insurer Of Potential Malpractice Bars Coverage
(October 16, 2015, 2:04 PM EDT) -- INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana appeals panel held Oct. 15 that an attorney insured knew or reasonably should have known of his client’s potential legal malpractice claim at the time he renewed his professional liability insurance policy and, therefore, his failure to notify the insurer of the potential claim precludes coverage, reversing a lower court (The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Co. v. Likes Law Office, et al., No. 02A03-1502-CT-65, Ind. App.; 2015 Ind. App. LEXIS 680).