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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
November 20, 2017

A Professional’s Quick Guide to Professional Liability Insurance – Part 1 of 2

Professional liability insurance, often presented in the form of an “errors and omissions” policy, is a form of liability insurance providing coverage for claims made as a result of professional advice or services. Professionals including attorneys, accountants, engineers, architects, insurance brokers/agents, and real estate brokers/agents should maintain professional liability insurance to protect their businesses and assets. This blog entry will provide a quick, general guide to some key aspects of most professional liability insurance policies. Professionals are encouraged to refer to their own policies and seek guidance from their own insurance brokers/agents to understand the specific terms and conditions of coverage for their policies.