We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

Firms Can't Be Directly Liable For Malpractice: Ohio SC

Law360 (July 29, 2009, 4:19 PM EDT) -- Ohio's highest court has ruled that, under state law, a law firm cannot commit legal malpractice directly, nor can it be held vicariously liable for malpractice unless one or more of its attorneys is found liable.

Resolving a certified question submitted by the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the Supreme Court of Ohio found Wednesday that a malpractice claim could not be asserted directly against a law firm when its principals and employees had either been dismissed from a malpractice suit or were never sued to begin with.

“We ... hold that a law firm does not engage...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Attached Documents

Related

Sections

Law Firms