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Majority Reverses Ruling Against Insurer In Dispute Over Professional Services

Mealey's (November 3, 2016, 12:14 PM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — A majority of the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Nov. 2 reversed a lower federal court’s finding that an underlying claim against an attorney insured is integral to and cannot be divorced from the legal services he performed for his client, rendering judgment in favor of a professional liability insurer (Thomas R. Edwards v. Continental Casualty Co., No. 15-3082, 5th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 19753).

(Opinion available.  Document #13-161117-001Z.)

Lawyer Thomas R. Edwards represented Andrew Schmidt in a personal injury...
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