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'Intentional Wrongs' Malpractice Claims On Rise: ABA

Law360 (October 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Although the number of legal malpractice claims related to “client relations,” such as the failure to obtain consent or to follow clients' instruction, has decreased in recent years, the number of claims arising from “intentional wrongs” has reached its highest level since the mid-1980s, according to a recent study by the American Bar Association.

Released in September, the survey examines 40,000 claims brought by 18 malpractice insurance providers in the U.S. between 2004 and 2007.

The study reveals that the number of claims arising in the...
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