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Professional Liability Blog

We explore and analyze current issues and relevant topics to help accountants, attorneys, architects and engineers, insurance agents and real estate brokers avoid a professional liability case.

Professional Liability Blog
March 3, 2020

Missouri Court Rules Legal Malpractice Claim Survives Death of the Client and Reaffirms Objective Standard for Reporting Claims to a Malpractice Insurer

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District confirmed an attorney is judged by an objective standard when determining whether the attorney should have reported a potential claim to his or her legal malpractice insurance carrier.  Additionally, the court held a legal malpractice cause of action survives death of the client.

Professional Liability Blog
December 18, 2019

Sandberg Phoenix Business Litigation Team Attends DRI’s Professional Liability Seminar

Katrina Smeltzer and Joe Devereux recently attended DRI’s Professional Liability Seminar held in New York City. 

They learned about several interesting topics, but one of the presentations they attended focused on the stress and anxiety that litigation, and specifically trial, can cause professional clients. They learned how to recognize this stress and how to address it before it becomes a major problem.