Pennsylvania Panel Affirms Dismissal Of Professional Liability Coverage Dispute

(December 3, 2015, 4:28 PM EST) -- HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Nov. 20 affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a coverage dispute over an underlying $4,251,516 legal malpractice judgment against an attorney insured (Rox-Ann Reifer v. Westport Insurance Co., No. 321 MDA 2015, Pa. Super.; 2015 Pa. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 4300).

(Memorandum opinion available. Document #13-151210-007Z.)

A jury in the Northampton County, Pa., Court of Common Pleas awarded Rox-Ann Reifer $4,251,516 in a legal malpractice lawsuit against attorney Donald Russo in 2011. Russo agreed to assign his claims against...
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