Insurer Blames Degan Blanchard For Losing Accident Suit

Law360 (July 15, 2020, 8:27 PM EDT) -- Prime Insurance Co. took Degan Blanchard & Nash PLC to Louisiana federal court on Wednesday, blaming the firm for losing a suit over a truck accident because of the "substandard conduct" of the attorney retained for the case.

The suit stemmed from an accident in which a driver for a trucking company insured by Prime rear-ended a driver in front of him after traffic abruptly stopped, causing a chain reaction that damaged five other cars, with three of the drivers filing suits against the trucking company, the driver and Prime.

Prime had retained Paul A. Eckert, an attorney with Degan Blanchard...

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