NH High Court Raises Bar For Voiding Malpractice Policies

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 11:01 PM EDT) -- The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Friday made it tougher for insurers to rescind legal malpractice policies by unexpectedly ruling that Great American Insurance Co. could not revoke its policy because of an ambiguity created by an innocent-insured policy provision.

Overturning Great American's victory in a fight with Christy & Tessier PA, New Hampshire's top court said the law firm's professional liability policy clearly stated that it would not punish innocent insureds who were unable to report claims under the policy because a fellow insured had...
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