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The Lawyers' Lawyer Newsletter - Recent Developments in Risk Management - February 2014

March 17, 2014

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Attorney’s Duty of Care to Third Party

Powell ex rel. Harris v. John C. Wunsch , P.C., 989 N.E.2d 627 (Ill.App. 1st Dist. 2013)

Risk Management Issue: Does a lawyer owe a duty of care to non-client beneficiaries of an estate when representing the estate in a wrongful death action against third parties?

Liability for Misstatements to Clients; Failure to Keep Clients Informed of Status of Case

Encinias v. Whitener Law Firm, P.A. et al., 310 P.3d 611 (N.M. 2013)

Risk Management Issue: What are lawyers’ duties to inform the client that the statute of limitations has expired, or to make truthful statements as to the status of the case, where the underlying case has no actual merit?

Law Firm Websites – Regulation of Privacy Policies

Assembly Bill 370, Amending the California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003

Risk Management Issue: What are law firms’ duties in order for their websites to comply with the new amendment to the California Online Privacy Protection Act?

Download or read the complete newsletter here: The Lawyers' Lawyer Newsletter - February 2014

This newsletter has been prepared by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. It is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific situation or to create an attorney-client relationship.