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Judge Rejects Attorney Insured’s Reliance On ‘Reasonable Expectations’ Doctrine

Mealey's (October 17, 2016, 1:52 PM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania federal judge on Oct. 14 ruled in favor of brokers and insurers in an attorney insured’s lawsuit alleging that their collective failure to furnish the requested lawyers professional liability insurance policy left him with a gap in coverage, rejecting the insured’s argument that the "reasonable expectations" doctrine applied (Philip A. Downey v. First Indemnity Insurance, et al., No. 13-4545, E.D. Pa.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 142689).

(Memorandum opinion available.  Document #13-161020-008Z.)

On July 6, 2009, attorney Philip A. Downey was sued for...
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