Professional Liability   VOLUME 1 ISSUE 1  
In This Issue
Leadership Notes
Announcements
Recent Cases of Note
Executive Committee
Executive Committee

Chair
Elizabeth M. Cristofaro
Vice Chair
Robert W. Hesselbacher, Jr.
Membership Chair
John S. Wilkerson III
Publications Chair
Gregory H. Schillace
Program Chair
Matthew W. Breetz
Annual Meeting Chair
Lisa M. Marchese
Board Liaison
J. Walter Sinclair


 
From The Chair
Welcome to the Professional Liability Committee’s Electronic Newsletter!
by Elizabeth M. Cristofaro

This is such an exciting time for our committee of 750 members. At our committee meeting in New Orleans, we made preliminary plans to present at least one telephonic conference. Many of you may be familiar with DRI’s telephonic conferences. For one fee, an office purchases a phone line into the live conference. The price of the phone line is not dependent on the number of people listening. This is a great way to reach out to our committee members and to the DRI membership as a whole. Rich Dukes and Bob Hesselbacher will be spear heading this effort. Please contact them if you have any timely conference topics or any interest in becoming involved in this hugely popular event. Their e-mail addresses are rdukes@bradleyarant.com or rhesselbacher@wcslaw.com.
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MASSACHUSETTS

1. Legal Malpractice - “Defendable Opinion” Theory
2. Legal Malpractice - Firm May Be Sued For Opinion Letter To Ban
3. Legal Malpractice - Continuing Representation Doctrine
4. Legal Malpractice - Causation
5. Attorneys - Sanctions for Fraudulent Accusations
6. Home Inspectors - Negligence


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NEW JERSEY

1. New Jersey Court Upholds Privity Statute And Denies Accountant’s Liability To Third Party
2. New Jersey Supreme Court Refuses To Expand Insurance Broker/Agent E&O Liability, But  Declines To Exonerate Insurer
3. Affidavits of Merit Not Always Required Against Professionals In New Jersey
4. U.S. Labor Law Provides Immunity to Lawyer Sued for Malpractice


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PENNSYLVANIA

1. Party’s Own Attorney Cannot Certify Its Legal Malpractice Action Has Merit Under Pennsylvania’s Affidavit of Merit Statute
2. Pennsylvania Insurance Brokers May Need To Inspect Properties Before Placing Insurance For Their Clients

 


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CONNECTICUT

1. Statute Of Limitations In Legal Malpractice Cases
2. Justiciability Of Legal Malpractice Action When Underlying Claim Still Pending
3. Immunity For Court Appointed Attorney In Family Cases


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IDAHO

1. Attorney Who Drafted Spouse’s Will Owes No Duty To Surviving Spouse


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OREGON

1. Questions Of Impaired Professional Judgment Depends On Facts And Circumstances Of Each Case


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WASHINGTON

1. Clear Preponderance Of The Evidence Sufficient To Establish Attorney’s Misconduct         


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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

1. Legal Malpractice - Statute of Limitations Accrual


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VIRGINIA

1. Legal Malpractice - Statute Of Limitations Accrual


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MARYLAND

1. Legal Malpractice - Insurance Coverage - Per Claim Limit


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WEST VIRGINIA

1. Legal Malpractice Statute of Limitations Not Tolled By Efforts To Reverse Or Mitigate Harm Through Administrative Or Judicial Appeals


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