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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
July 17, 2019

Eastern District of New York Liberally Interprets Insurance Policy for the Benefit of the Insured

In Ill. Union Ins. Co. v. US Bus Charter & Limo Inc., 291 F. Supp. 3d 286 (E.D. N.Y. 2018), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York addressed the scope of coverage for alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TPCA). One of the main issues presented was whether a TCPA violation was within the scope of the insurance policy’s coverage for performance of professional services and travel agency operations. 

Professional Liability Blog
August 27, 2014

Architectural Collaboration (or Not)

No doubt architecture is a difficult field, with much often at risk when things go wrong. In law, if an attorney’s work doesn’t hold up, things only metaphorically collapse. I would no more presume to offer an architect technical advice in his or her field than I would offer it to a surgeon.On the other hand, certain matters are obvious enough that an attorney can offer a suggestion or two. For example, a contract for architectural services will likely require an architect to deliver design plans that comply with the applicable building codes.