St. Louis Firm Ducks Claims It Botched Negligence Defense

Law360, New York (January 29, 2013, 6:29 PM EST) -- A Missouri federal judge on Tuesday dismissed malpractice claims against St. Louis law firm Cockriel & Christofferson LLC brought by a roofing company alleging it botched the defense of an insurance suit seeking damages after a roof peeled off during a storm.

Senior U.S. District Judge Charles A. Shaw determined that even if CentiMark Corp. had succeeded in showing that Cockriel & Christofferson was negligent in its investigation and preparation in the dispute, the company failed to show this purported negligence was the ultimate cause of...
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