4th Circ. Says Insurer Needn't Cover Firm In Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (June 28, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT) -- The Fourth Circuit on Friday said an insurer for Baylor & Jackson PLLC isn't responsible for nearly $1 million in settlement costs in a malpractice suit against the firm involving a government contracts claims protest, finding that the firm's claim wasn't timely and that the insurer suffered actual prejudice from delayed notification.

The decision affirms a lower court's ruling that Baylor's claim for defense costs was submitted to Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co. too late, but takes the ruling a step further — the delay hurt the...
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