Navigators Allowed To Choose Firm’s Malpractice Counsel

Law360, New York (November 21, 2011, 6:57 PM EST) -- A unit of insurer The Navigators Group Inc. has the contractual right to choose the counsel for a Houston-based law firm it insures that is facing a malpractice suit, a Texas federal judge said Monday.

Coats Rose Yale Ryman & Lee PC had sought a summary judgment that Navigators couldn't choose the counsel in a suit that accuses Coats Rose of legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty, because the insurer has a conflict of interest to seek a resolution that would absolve it of financial...
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