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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.