Insured’s Prior Knowledge Bars Coverage For Malpractice Claim, Panel Affirms

(January 8, 2016, 12:01 PM EST) -- TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas appeals court on Dec. 23 held that a claims-made insurance policy’s prior knowledge provision precluded coverage for an underlying $3,905,000 legal malpractice judgment against an attorney insured (Daniel Becker v. The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Co., No. 113,291, Kan. App.; 2015 Kan. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1114).

(Memorandum opinion available. Document #13-160107-003Z.)

Daniel Becker hired Sheila Seck and her law firm Seck and Seck & Associates to represent him in loaning money to Brenda Wood and her company Professional Cleaning and Innovative...
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