Weak Engagement Letters Fueling Malpractice Litigation

Law360, Boston (May 2, 2014, 3:57 PM EDT) -- Law firms facing malpractice claims are often the victims of their own failure to use strongly worded engagement letters that clearly define the limits of legal services being offered to clients, a panel of insurance industry experts said Friday at a conference in Boston.

Attorneys with Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., CNA Financial Corp. and Swiss Re told attorneys attending the American Bar Association’s National Legal Malpractice Conference that law firms too frequently neglect documenting precisely why they were hired, giving clients fertile ground to argue...
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