Texas Wrong Forum For Insurer's Malpractice Suit: 5th Circ.

Law360, New York (July 18, 2013, 9:09 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Wednesday refused to revive an insurance company's malpractice case alleging Breazeale Sachse & Wilson LLP mishandled an insurance claim, affirming a Texas federal court's finding that it lacked jurisdiction because the parties were from out of state and the lawyers had too little contact with Texas.

The appellate court affirmed U.S. District Judge W. Royal Furgeson Jr.'s dismissal the case, in which Companion Property and Casualty Insurance Co. of South Carolina accused the Louisiana-based law firm of agreeing on Companion’s behalf to...
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