Wash. High Court Nixes Title Insurer's Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (October 3, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT) -- The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday killed a title insurer's malpractice suit against a law firm that had defended the insurer's bank policyholder against a construction company's claims, finding the law firm was shielded from the suit because it had no duty to the insurer.

In a case of first impression, the high court upheld a ruling against Stewart Title Guaranty Co. in its fight with Witherspoon Kelley Davenport & Toole PS over its handling of a lawsuit against Sterling Savings Bank, albeit on different grounds...
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