Law Firm Loses Coverage Fight In 'Untimely' Malpractice Claim

Law360, New York (April 5, 2012, 4:04 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal judge on Tuesday ruled that Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co. does not have a duty to defend or compensate Baylor & Jackson PLLC $2 million stemming from a legal malpractice suit involving a government contracts claims protest.

U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar agreed with the insurer on its argument that "the act, error or omission giving rise to the underlying defendants' malpractice claim occurred" in August 2006, when the law firm failed to submit a crucial affidavit, thereby putting it within the...
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