Swiss Re Unit Takes Legal Malpractice Case To 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (January 25, 2010, 5:31 PM EST) -- A legal malpractice insurance unit of Swiss Re has appealed a decision that found it must indemnify a Spokane, Wash.-based attorney from a legal malpractice claim that may come out of a wrongful death lawsuit.

Westport Insurance Corp. lodged a notice of appeal Friday that moves the case from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Westport is appealing a summary judgment order in favor of the lawyer, Mark Kamitomo, and his firm,...
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