Professional Liability Insurer Owes Defense For Malpractice Suit, 5th Circuit Rules

(February 27, 2020, 4:57 PM EST) -- NEW ORLEANS — The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Feb. 26 affirmed a lower federal court’s ruling that a professional liability insurer has a duty to defend its law firm insured against an underlying legal malpractice lawsuit, finding that “at least some” of the underlying malpractice claims “potentially” trigger coverage (Allied World Specialty Insurance Company v. McCathern, P.L.L.C., No. 17-10615, 5th Cir.)....

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