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5 Law Firm Malpractice Cases Attys Need To Know

Law360, San Diego (August 13, 2014, 11:19 PM EDT) -- Firms are finding themselves more vulnerable to malpractice suits as they face pressure to accept whatever work they can grab in a tight legal market, and experts say cases alleging a missed appellate deadline by Sidley Austin LLP and a mishandled settlement by Engstrom Lipscomb & Lack need to be on lawyers’ radar to help them avoid similar entanglements.

Compared with 25 years ago, lawyers and their firms are facing wider exposure to professional liability actions, in part because they may be less selective about the work they are taking as they struggle to survive in an increasingly crowded legal industry,...

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