Counsel’s Duty to Cooperate During Discovery ― Boilerplate May Result in Waiver of Legitimate Objections
Written Fee Agreements ― Need to Avoid AmbiguityDavid J. Sacks, P.C. v Haden, 2008 WL 2702184 (Tex. 2008)Risk Management Issue: What can lawyers do to improve engagement letters so these will most likely survive later challenges?
Law Firm Dissolution ― Effect of Law Firm’s Bankruptcy on Its Ability to Purchase Professional Liability Insurance “Tail” CoverageRisk Management Issue: What are the implications of a dissolving law firm’s bankruptcy on its ability to purchase an extended reporting period endorsement for its professional liability insurance coverage (commonly referred to as “tail" coverage)?
Avoiding Liability to Non-Clients; Duty to Disclose Error to Client for Potential Malpractice Leonard et al. (Bremer) v. Dorsey & Whitney LLP, 553 F.3d 609 (Eighth Circuit 1/15/09)Risk Management Issues: How can a law firm avoid legal malpractice liability to non-clients? When is a lawyer obliged to disclose an error to a client, which could lead to a potential malpractice claim?
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